Foster Care & Student Success Resource Guide

Each of the 11 DFPS (Department of Family and Protective Services) regions has at least one Education Specialist. These specialists serve as education consultants  and provide assistance to DFPS staff, school staff, and external stakeholders on education issues related to children and youth in foster care. The DFPS Region 3, Dallas/Fort Worth area and DFPS Region 6, Houston area, have two Regional Education Specialists. Educators may work with DFPS Education Specialists in the school setting on behalf of students in foster care.

Are you working with a student in foster care and aren’t certain who to contact? Find your region below for your representative.


General map of DFPS regions in Texas


Education Specialists | Contact DFPS