Guillermina (Gigi) E. Towers, Lexington SC, joined the Lexington School District One Parenting Program in 2001 as a Parent Educator to present. She is trained and certified in both the Parent-as-Teachers and Parent-Child Home Program models. She has been using both models with the Center’s Spanish-speaking families and she has been serving this community for the last 17 years here in Lexington School District One. She also sat on the Lexington County First Steps Broad for 8 years and on the Hispanic/Latino Advisory Committee since 2003 to present for South Carolina Minority Affairs. Before coming to South Carolina she was involved with the Hispanic/Latino community in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota and their Parents-as- Teachers Program. She has also served in different positions with the Army and Hispanic/Latino Family Group community throughout her husband’s military career where they were stationed to include Panama, Italy, and North Carolina.
The Hispanic Program Coordinator had the privilege of meeting Gigi Towers in the year 2005. "I was introduced to the Parenting Program developed by Lexington Parenting Center and had the privilege of going to one of the homes and experience the work being accomplished by this program. Gigi and staff have done an excellent job reaching out to Hispanic families and preparing them to succeed in education. Gigi joined our Hispanic Advisory Committee and has been instrumental in providing the commission with information on challenges as well as recommendations to help our Hispanic students succeed in education." - Lee McElveen