Meet the Ombuds, Janet Abejo-Parker

  • I was appointed to the Ombuds ("awm-buhdz") position as of August 2021 and am honored to be serving the community in this role. I am a certified mediator and my educational background is in psychology, human resources, and law. I served as a mediator for 10+ years and currently teach dispute resolution as an adjunct professor. I am a member of the International Ombudsman Association (IOA) and practice in accordance with IOA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

    My Role

    I am an informal concern and conflict resolution resource for District constituents, including students, parent/guardians, and employees regarding school and/or District-related matters. The Ombuds Office is a critical component in the District's efforts to raise awareness of concerns; promote a civil, equitable, and inclusive organization; and improve organizational culture.

    When possible, the Ombuds will facilitate outcomes that build trust, enhance relationships, improve communication, and promote continuous improvement within the organization.

    My primary duties as Ombuds are to:

    1. Assist individuals with exploring options to address District and school-related conflict and concerns; and
    2. Monitor Ombuds Office data in order to raise awareness of emerging issues and concerns.

    Due to the independent, impartial, informal, and confidential nature of the Ombuds role, communication with this office does not place the organization on formal notice.

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