Coster, Cara

Room: A 120 (Main Campus)
             Front office area (Magnet Center)

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30

Phone: 915.236.2413

Biography: Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Minnesota-Duluth

Personal Message:
My name is Cara Coster. In 1990, after college graduation, I moved to El Paso to pursue my dream job; teaching. For 17 years I enjoyed touching young lives in the classroom, primarily as a middle school social studies teacher. In 2006 I had the privilege of joining the Cougar family as Franklin's At Risk Coordinator. The title of my job recently changed to Graduation Coach. I work closely with the counselors at the Main Campus and the Magnet Center, and am committed to helping each student experience success.  I love my job, and feel blessed every day to have the opportunity to work with the amazing young people here at Franklin High School.

My favorite quote:
The Best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
-M. Ghandi

 Vision: We will treat, serve, and respect all students solely by name and individual need.

Purpose: Graduation coaches work with students and families to identify and remove barriers that may impede student achievement.

· Provide support to students who would like to return to school.

· Working with individual students on academic concerns

· Identifying resources for pregnant and parenting pupils

· Identifying resources for homeless students

· Providing academic support including mentoring and tutoring information

· Connect families and students to community resources