Family and Community Engagement

The Family and Community Engagement Department, also known as F.A.C.E. is the link between all of our stakeholders. F.A.C.E focuses on procuring and providing resources, planning district events and workshops through Family Institute, creating partnerships among various community agencies, supporting parents and gaurdians, and bridging communication between our schools, district office and community.


Carolina Fabian

Ms.Fabian is a Waukegan Native whose children currently attend Waukegan Public Schools. She began her career in the district as a paraprofessional in February of 2002. She then earned her Bachelor's Degree from Illinois State University with a focus in Elementary Education with a Type 03 certificate and began working as a Bilingual Teacher in 2006. During her tenure as a teacher she served in several committees, was a lead teacher, and has presented in a national conference for bilingual educators on behalf of Waukegan Public Schools.

In 2014 she earned her Master's degree from the American College of Education with a focus in Educational Administration and currently holds a Type 75 certificate. Finally, in 2017, in response to stakeholder's desire for more streamlined district accessibility, Ms. Fabian was appointed to manage the newly established Family and Community Engagement Department (F.A.C.E).

Eric L. Thompson

Eric L. Thompson is a lifelong Waukegan resident is also a Waukegan High School Alumni. He holds an Associates degree in business from Triton College. Thompson began his career with the school district in 2017 as safety officer at Brookside Campus. He then moved to the office of Student Supports in 2018 to fulfill the role of truancy officer. He since been promoted to the F.A.C.E. Department as our School Outreach Facilitator.  Prior to his work with WPS he worked at Menta academy where he worked with autistic students.

Come visit us:

Family Resource Table

  Mesa de recursos




Carolina Fabian
Carolina Fabian
Family and Community Engagement Manager

Office: 224-303-1036



Eric Thompson

Eric L. Thompson
Family and Community Engagement School Outreach Facilitator

Office: 224-303-1051

Cell: 224-306-7496


F.A.C.E. Liaisons

New in 2019-2020 school year: FACE liaisons. Each school has identified a FACE liaison. The liaisons are able to register you for workshops/events. They are your link to the FACE department and have information regarding district events and initiatives. They will be posted as they are identified. 

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