Steve Smith
State Director
ssmith@federationforchildren.org
(480) 225-8939

Esly Montenegro
Arizona Implementation Director
emontenegro@federationforchildren.org
(623) 363-3759

Gabriela Ascencio
Community Outreach Manager
gacencio@federationforchildren.org
(480) 246-9745

Ramona Carrasco
Parent Education Advocate
abc7desafio@gmail.com
(623) 202-6070

School choice is about a fundamental right for parents to have access to the educational environment that serves their children best.

The American Federation for Children believes parents should have a wide range of high-quality schools or educational options to choose from – be it traditional public schools, public charter schools, private schools, or virtual learning. Private school choice, through scholarship tax credit programs, education savings accounts and individual tuition tax credits, gives students, including those from low-income families or those with special needs the opportunity to receive tuition to attend a private school that meets their needs immediately.