Meet Hector Portillo the Wisconsin Statewide Parent Educator Initiative (WSPEI) Family Engagement Coordinator who  provides additional support for Latino/Hispanic families. Hector is an employee of Cooperative Educational Service Agency #5. 

Hector is the father of a teenager with Autism. He has been an involved parent throughout his son’s school years and continues to support him to have a happy fulfilling life in his community.

His Role:
  • To help build strong partnerships between educators and Latino families and to enhance the success of underrepresented students with special needs.
  • Make sure that all the great services that WSPEI provides to families of students with special needs are relevant and equally accessible to Latino families.
  • Provide guidance on cultural responsiveness and diverse perspective to trainings and materials.
  • Improve collaborative partnerships and technical assistance between WSPEI, educators, Latino community groups and individual families.
  • Collaborate with other WSPEI grant staff and other DPI discretionary grant staff to provide technical assistance, resources, and trainings to families and educators statewide.

Prior to joining WSPEI, Hector worked as an Academic Case Manager at the Latino Academic of Workforce Development (LAWD). He had opportunities to help LAWD to assist the Latino Community with bilingual education and employment programs. He also worked with families, schools (MATC), and community agencies (Centro Hispano, FUNNE, and Job Connect) to support building positive partnerships.

Hector's contact information:

Hector Portillo
626 E. Slifer St
Portage, WI 53901

Phone: (608) 745-5446
Mobile: (608) 617-8066