Special Education Advocate
Nancy Flores is an education advocate and the proud mother to a kind boy with complex medical needs. Nancy’s journey into the special education world began seven years ago when she was learning to navigate the confusing, and often overwhelming, school systems for her son.
Nancy double majored in English and psychology. Upon graduation, her work as a domestic violence/sexual assault legal advocate spanned many years and initiated her desire to begin advocating on behalf of others. While doing this advocacy work, Nancy attended the University of Houston Law Center and earned her doctorate of jurisprudence.
After law school, she worked briefly in immigration law before delving into public policy work, which led her to work for a national advocacy nonprofit in Washington D.C. Upon her return to Texas, Nancy switched gears and began teaching in public schools. It was during this time that she began seeing the need for advocacy in schools, particularly surrounding protections and rights for children with disabilities. Nancy strives to help educate parents on their child's rights. In 2016, she began working with families of children with disabilities in the greater Austin area and now advocates for the education rights of all Texas students.
In her spare time, Nancy volunteers at her child’s school and with various nonprofits. She co-leads her local food allergy support group and enjoys spending time with her precious son.