• Our Mission:
    Our mission is to provide our parents, students, and staff with information about the Special Education Program in HCISD, as well as providing updated information on the State and Federal Guidelines. We invite you to email any suggestions or questions to Mr. Daniel Garza, Director of Special Education. 

    Mr. Daniel Garza
    Mr. Daniel Garza, 
    Director for Special Education
    Harlingen, TX. 78550
    Ph: (956) 427-3445
    Fax: (956) 427-3456  
    Program Coordinators
    Eleni Danelis
    (956) 427-3445 
    Felicia R. Garcia
    Melissa Villanueva
      Special Education Staff
    Office Staff
     Name Title  Contact 
     Frances Chapa       Secretary to Director    (956) 427-3445
     Michelle Gonzalez Secretary to Coordinator  (956) 427-3445
     Kristin Hayes  Budget Clerk  (956) 427-3445
     Jennifer Frias Records Clerk  (956) 427-3445
     Maryann Galvan Records Clerk  (956) 427-3445
     Sylvia Hernandez Records Clerk  (956) 427-3445
     Carlos Hernandez  Computer Technician    (956) 427-3445
     Maggie Lopez Family Liaison  (956) 427-3445
    Harlingen CISD provides a comprehensive educational program with complete educational opportunities essential to the full intellectual and social development of students with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21. The needs of such students require resources and assistance beyond those available within the regular classroom. 

    Harlingen CISD believes in educating students in the least restrictive environment. A full continuum of instructional and related services is available to eligible students, with initial consideration given to provision of services in the general education classroom to the greatest extent possible. The emphasis will be on flexibility, with an individually tailored education to be provided on campus and/or within a centralized program to address communication, cognitive, developmental, socio/emotional, physical, and/or medical challenges.

    The Harlingen CISD goal is to assist students in developing skills that will enable them to participate successfully in society by improving outcomes, both in learning and social situations.


  • Legal Notice

    Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, disability, or any other legally protected status in employment or provision of services, programs, or activities.

    El distrito escolar de Harlingen no discrimina en base a raza, color, origen de nacionalidad, edad, religión, sexo, discapacidad, o cualquier otro estado legalmente protegido en el empleo o en la prestación de servicios, programas o actividades.