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. 


2016 Migrant Summer Program Information

 2015-2016 SMPAC Meeting Dates

✓September 16th, 2015- Tubac Golf Resort & Spa 2:30-5:00pm

✓November 5th, 2015- Department of Education Central Office 10:00am-2:00pm

✓February 11th, 2016- Ed Pastor Elementary School, San Luis, AZ 85349 10:00am-2:00pm

April 12th, 2016- Tele/webinar presentation

*Contact Doreen Candelaria for information on how to register.






Contact Information

HASS 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
[email protected]

Doreen Candelaria
Migrant / Title I
Education Program Specialist
Phone: (602) 542-3747
[email protected]
David Anderson
Migrant / Title I
Education Program Specialist
Phone: (602) 542-3072
[email protected]
Joanne McCoy
Migrant / Homeless
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (602) 364-1971
[email protected]
Paulino Valerio
Migrant Education Program Specialist
Phone: (602) 542-7463
[email protected]