Spanish Interpreters


Iredell-Statesville Schools has many families who do not speak English fluently. The purpose of the interpreters, translators, and a parent liaison is to facilitate communication that encourages parent engagement and student success.

An interpreter should be present whenever there is an interaction with a parent with a language barrier.  School interpreters are devoted to their professionalism in conveying oral communications between parents and schools staff with reliably, accuracy, impartiality and confidentiality.

We interpreters are an integral tool in your "tool bag", helping fulfill the district's mission and vision and core values.  We ensure that parents are fully involved and engaged in their students' education.                                                                                                            

Herbert M. Vanegas

      Lead District Interpreter/Translator

Bilingual Parent Liaison

(704) 832-2512 


Rosanna Blacker

      District Interpreter / Translator       

      (704) 832-2501

Brenda Cruz

   District Interpreter / Translator

 Title III Data Manager      

      (704) 832-2553


    Interpretation (spoken word) and Translation (written word)

  • For interpretation of a meeting (face-to-face) please submit the "Interpreter Request Form" with at least 1-2 weeks notice.
  • If you are needing documents translated please email the documents to both Brenda Cruz and Herbert Vanegas.  Allow 2 weeks for documents to be translated.

Interpreter Request FormBilingual Parent Invitation Form

Here are some examples of what I-SS Interpreters/Translators/Liaison can do:

Interpreter Translator Liaison
Parent/Teacher Conferences   


Parent Education/Orientation



Dropout Prevention

Parent Nights/Events


Student/Parent/School Advocacy
Phone Calls Flyers Connect Families to Community Resources 
Transportation Issues Newsletters/Announcements     

McKinney-Vento Enrollments

Phone Conferences


Parent Education/Orientation
Disciplinary Meetings

Birth Certificate

Home Visits

Any Meetings with Staff

(Principals, Counselors, Nurses)


Parent Events
Home Visits

Any District Information

Serve as Cultural Liaison