Jacqueline "Kiki" Bispo

Lead: Family & Community Engagement (F.A.C.E.) Network

Vista Unified School District

Jacqueline “Kiki” Bispo is a 17-year public education veteran and is currently the designer and Lead of Vista Unified School District's Family & Community Engagement (F.A.C.E.) Network, currently in its 8th year. This is a nationally-recognized program, having grown from 10 Community Liaisons to 28, with three district Family Engagement Centers. She is a passionate social justice educator, focused on equity and ensuring access and resources for the most marginalized communities and students. In 2021, Kiki was named California State Assembly District 76’s Woman of the Year, covering the areas of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Camp Pendleton, and Vista. Aside from her role as the Lead of the F.A.C.E. Network, Kiki provides a plethora of professional development sessions and lectures on Culture & Community, Identity Development, the Power of Home Visits, the History of Education in the U.S., the History of Social Movements in the U.S., and much more that focuses on building social awareness and community unity. She is a former high school science teacher, having taught predominantly in South Central L.A. (Crenshaw H.S. and a founding faculty member at Santee Education Complex) in Biology, A.P. Environmental Science, & Integrated Coordinated Science. She was a girls’ basketball coach as well as ASB Director. She has also been a consultant and curriculum designer for an Environmental Technology course, which she also taught; taught 8th grade Science in Barrio Logan; was a Coordinator for Vista Adult School’s HS Diploma-GED Program Coordinator; and was Vista Unified’s Blended Learning Teacher on Special Assignment as well as Admin Designee for the district’s Independent Study-Blended Learning school. Kiki is a proud UCLA Bruin with an M.Ed. and a B.S. in Psychobiology and is a native Californian, hailing from the lower Bay Area in Santa Cruz County.