• Contact Our Military Family Liasion

    Mrs. Tessie Vallez, MFL

    Read Our School's Military Family Resolution


    My name is Tessie Vallez and I have been working at Tom Lea Elementary since May of 2012.  I am a retired Army wife and currently an Airforce mom. I am originally from El Paso but while my husband was active duty in the Army we lived here in Texas, Ft. Leaonard Wood, Missouri, Grafenwoehr, and Mannheim, Germany.

    My main goal as a Military Liaison is to help students and families transition into our school and the community. I am an advocate for military-connected students and their families. 

    I strongly encourage new families to become involved in our school and the community. I also run the VIPS (volunteers in public schools) and Military PIES (partners in education) programs. I look forward to meeting your families and working with your children. 

    You will see me on campus facilitating a variety of things and here's a quick list:

    • Welcome and give tour to new students and their families.
    • VIPs Point of Contact
    • PIEs Point of Contact
    • Student Ambassadors (Bimonthly meetings)
    • Biweekly newsletter
    • Collection of Federal Impact Aid
    • Help with phones, counter, and customer service
    • Back gate & cafeteria duty daily to interact with our students

    My full job description can be found by Clicking Here.

    Please, reach out to me anytime with questions or concerns you may have. Office # 915-230-5450, email tavallez@episd.org


Military Family Liaison