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School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)


What is a School Health Advisory Council?
A School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a group appointed by the school district to serve at the district level. Members of the SHAC come from different areas of the community and from within the school district. The majority of members must be parents who are not employed by the district.

What is included in a coordinated school health program (CSHP)?
The components of a coordinated school health program include:

  • Family and community involvement
  • Nutrition services
  • Physical education
  • Health education
  • Counseling, psychological & social services
  • Health services
  • Health promotion for school staff



2023-2024 SHAC Members

Health Education:
Healthy and Safe School Environment: Carrie Nance
Counseling and Mental Health Services: Nanette Garcia & Kayla Kelly
Parent and Community Involvement:
Staff Wellness Promotion: Melanie Ayala & Marcena Martinez
Health Services: Melanie Ayala
Physical Education: Esteban Rodriguez
Nutrition Services: Marcena Martinez
Board Representative: Louisa Franklin


Elizabeth Martinez, County Attorney

Kassandra Valenzuela, Juvenile Probation

Marta Salazar, DHHS Nurse

Daniel L. Mendez, EMS Coordinator/Fire Chief

Travis Walker, Community

Elisa Gonzalez, Community

Julie Ruiz, Community

Student Representative

Dannika Walker


Campus Representative

Parent Representative Rika Reyna Monica Flores


Campus Representative: Isabel Ruiz

Parent Representative: Roseann Muniz


Campus Representative: Erica Segura

Parent Representatives: Destinee Muriel, Hilary Cortez 


Campus Representative: Natalie Garcia

Parent Representative: Julie Walker



Contact Info

Marcena Martinez

Cotulla ISD

Child Nutrition Director

(830)879-3073 ext. 2035

[email protected]