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. 



2016-2017 SMPAC Meeting Dates


October 26, 2016 (Webinar) 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

  • No Travel Required
  • Computer or Tablet Required to Participate
  • Hosted at Your School

November 30, 2016 ASU Tempe Campus 9:30-2:00

February, 2017 Webinar (TBD)

April, 2017- Webinar presentation (TBD)

*Contact Doreen Candelaria for information on how to register.



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Contact Information

Mary Frances Haluska
State Migrant Director
MSIX User Administrator
Phone: (602) 542-5169
[email protected]


Doreen Candelaria
Migrant Education Program Specialist
Phone: (602) 542-3747
[email protected]



Patrick Bohanan
Migrant Project Specialist
Phone: (602) 364-1805
[email protected]


Joanne McCoy
Migrant / Homeless
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (602) 364-1971
[email protected]
Paulino Valerio
State Migrant ID&R Coordinator          
Education Program Specialist
Phone: (602) 542-7463
[email protected]