Susan Holloway

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Susan Holloway

Susan Holloway, Coordinator of Student Outreach and Intervention Services, provides leadership to the district’s overall outreach and intervention services program for at-risk students. She implements and coordinates the dropout prevention and recovery program, as well as the truancy prevention and enforcement programs serving as the district’s truancy prevention facilitator. She works closely with the district Attendance Officers and At-Risk Specialist, in addition to collaborating with the district Counselors and the Accountability and PEIMS departments.

Holloway is the previous district liaison for both children in foster care as well as homeless and unaccompanied youth. Prior memberships include Texas Counseling Association, Gulf Coast Homeless Coalition, Texas Homeless Network, and the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals. Currently she is the President of the Texas Association for Truancy and Dropout Prevention.

The 2017-18 school year marks Holloway’s 25th year in education. She holds a BSE degree from Arkansas State University, a master's degree in Counseling and Guidance from Louisiana Tech University and a Texas Principal Certification. She has served as a teacher, coach, counselor and administrator and is committed to her belief that educators are servant-leaders.

 Anthony Vereen

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Anthony Vereen

Anthony Vereen monitors student attendance, holds conferences with students prior to court, represents the district in court hearings, conducts home visits, works collaboratively with school staff and parents, conducts residency investigations and assists in dropout prevention and recovery. Vereen collaborates with both the Juvenile Probation Department and Brazoria County law enforcement agencies.

Vereen brings more than 30 years' experience to his position. He completed 13 years of state service in Louisiana, with his last assignment at Louisiana State University - Health Science Center as a training specialist. He then moved to Texas and worked five years with the Brazoria County Juvenile Probation Department serving as the supervisor of the Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP). He joined Pearland ISD in 2008.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in social work from Southeastern Louisiana University, Vereen was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in 1981. He holds certifications in Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities (MR/DD), Community Service Specialist with the Adult Protective Services and Juvenile Probation Officer. He is a member of the Biloxi High School Hall of Fame and Southeastern Louisiana University College Hall of Fame (2009) and the Biloxi Mississippi Sports  Hall of Fame (2015).

 Robert Galan

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Robert Galan

Robert Galan has more than 15 years' of experience working with youth and parents. He began his career as a region coordinator for Houston Parks and Recreation, ensuring that families were provided a healthier lifestyle of physical activity through soccer. Galan also managed youth programs as a program coordinator for the Neighborhood Centers Inc. (Kirkland-Ripley Neighborhood Center) and Community Family Centers. During this time, he designed programs that gave youth alternative activities outside school. In addition, he worked with Communities In Schools of Houston as a project manager at Gallegos Elementary.

Galan has worked for Pearland ISD since 2010. His role includes student conferences, home visits and district representation on truancy cases. He also works with area social services and law enforcement to provide additional support for students and families. Galan believes fostering relationship building with families, along with mentoring youth, are essential to our strong district dropout prevention and recovery efforts.

 Lavenda Malbrough

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Lavenda Malbrough

Lavenda Malbrough joined the Outreach Team as the Pearland ISD At-Risk Intervention Specialist in 2013. Her primary focus is to identify at-risk, specifically homeless students and recognize the factors that contribute to their at-risk status. She helps students and families identify and receive services, as well as coordinates with other district programs to create a systematic support program for at-risk students. Malbrough graduated from Oglethorpe University with a BA in Psychology and has been involved with youth counseling and many volunteer organizations for more than 15 years.

 Robin Russell

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Robin Russell

Robin Russell joined the Outreach Team in 2011, bringing more than 20 years' experience to the table. She previously worked in Santa Fe ISD as a substitute teacher, P.E. aide, inclusion classroom aide, receptionist, attendance clerk and registrar. In 2007, she received the Paraprofessional of the Year Award for Barnett Intermediate School. Russell is responsible for managing day-to-day office operations, as well as providing valuable support to families and students in need.