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Section 504/RtI/Dyslexia Department

Deana S. Llanos, Section 504/RtI/Dyslexia Coordinator
950 W. 6th Street 
Mercedes, Texas 78570
Office (956) 825-5035
Fax (956) 514-2077

Aiding Students Who Have Learning Difficulties or Who Need Special Education or Section 504 Services


For those students who are having difficulty in the regular classroom, all school districts and open enrollment charter schools must consider tutorial, compensatory, and other academic or behavior support services that are available to all students, including a process based on Response to Intervention (RtI). The implementation of RtI has the potential to have a positive impact on the ability of districts and charter schools to meet the needs of all struggling students.


If a student is experiencing learning difficulties, his or her parent may contact the individual(s) listed below to learn about the school’s overall general education referral or screening system for support services. This system links students to a variety of support options, including making a referral for a special education evaluation or for a Section 504 evaluation to determine if the student needs specific aids, accommodations, or services.  A parent may request an evaluation for special education or Section 504 services at any time.


Section 504 Coordinators

Mrs. Rosie Bustamante, Hinojosa Elem.
Mrs. Melissa Chacón , JF Kennedy Elem.
Mrs. Cecilia Sarmiento, Taylor Elem.
Mrs. Hilda Vasquez, Travis Elem
Mrs. Jose Adame, Sgt. Chacón Middle School
Mrs. Yolanda Garcia, Sgt. Harrell Middle School
Mr. Jason Acosta & Deborah Rabel , MHS, 
Mr. Armando Martinez, MECA
Mr. Ismael Garcia, MAA

RTI Coordinators

Mrs. Rosie Bustamante, Hinojosa Elem.
Mrs. Elva Rivera , JF Kennedy Elem.
Mr. David Aguirre, Taylor Elem.
Mr. Miguel Chacón,  Travis Elem
Mr. Santiago Salazar , Sgt. Chacón Middle School
Mr. Javier De Anda, Sgt. Harrell Middle School
Mr. Jason Acosta , MHS, 
Mrs. Armando Martinez, MECA
Mrs. Ismael Garcia, MAA

Elementary Dyslexia Therapists/Teachers

JF Kennedy: Mrs. Maria Espinoza, LDT, CALT
Ruben Hinojosa: Mrs. Leticia Rios
Taylor: Mrs. Lucia Miramontez, M.Ed, LDT, CALT
Travis:  Mrs. Deborah Saldaña, LDT, CALT
Travis:  Mrs. Crystal Gonzalez-Davila 

Secondary Dyslexia  Teachers

Sgt. Chacon Middle School: Ms. Nancy Cepeda
Sgt. Harrell Middle School: Mrs. Cynthia Ahumada
MHS: Mrs. Jacqueline Castañeda & Mr. Jaime Leal
MECA: Mrs. Analisa Trevino-Garcia
MAA:  Mr. Michael Hernandez