Migrant Education Program


To impact teaching and learning in K-12 classrooms so that migrant students achieve high academic success.

Program Description

The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is a federally funded, state-operated program under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that provides supplemental program services to the children, ages 3 through 21, of seasonal or temporary agricultural workers. In Arizona, the program delivers services primarily through local educational agencies (LEAS) that design programs to meet the unserved needs of children residing in their area. To facilitate broader services, some provisions are delivered through statewide models which, in particular, are designed to meet the credit accrual and informational needs for students. 



  • September 16th, 2015 – Tubac Golf Resort & Spa – 2:30pm
  • November 5th, 2015 – Department of Education (Central Office) – 9:30am
  • February 2016 – Yuma, AZ – Details Coming Soon
  • April 2016 – Tele/web conference – Details Coming Soon

*Registration will be on the new Event Management System.  Click here for registration.

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Contact Information

Special Projects Division
Migrant Education
Arizona Department of Education 

Mary Frances Haluska
State Migrant Director
State Migrant ID&R Coordinator
MSIX User Administrator
Phone: (602) 542-5169

Doreen Candelaria
Migrant / Title I
Education Program Specialist
Phone: (602) 542-3747
David Anderson
Migrant / Title I
Education Program Specialist
Phone: (602) 542-3072
david anderson@azed.gov
Joanne McCoy
Migrant / Homeless
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (602) 364-1971
Paulino Valerio
Education Program Specialist
Phone: (602) 542-7463