NEFEC will now be the home base for the Florida Migrant Interstate Program and its new Director, Lucia Valdivia-Sanchez.
Under the direction of the Florida Department of Education’s Migrant Education Program (FMEP), The Florida Migrant Interstate Program (FMIP) provides services and activities to school districts throughout Florida, the US, and beyond on behalf of migrant students.
FMIP provides timely technical assistance regarding migrant student records transfers, transcript discrepancies, unresolved records transfer cases, and teacher exchange programs. FMIP is the primary contact for credit accrual issues to ensure timely transfer of academic and health records for individual migrant students.
Lucía Valdivia-Sánchez has twenty-four years of experience designing, developing, and implementing academic programs with emphasis on serving migrant students, English Language Learners, and migrant and seasonal farmworkers. She assists these youth with accessing basic and higher education. Ms. Valdivia-Sánchez has received national and international awards for her leadership promoting academic excellence, empowering parents, and delivering culturally sensitive educational resources and services in northeast Florida. Welcome aboard Ms. Sanchez.