06 Nov Annual DESEO Teachers’ Meeting
A large part of serving our community well is keeping our hand on the pulse of the needs of the people we serve. Our DESEO Program serves many schools throughout our area on a weekly basis and our regular presence helps us serve well. But in addition, we hold an annual meeting with the teachers from each of the schools we visit to get their feedback as well as thank them for the way they have welcomed DESEO into their schools. This year, 37 teachers were in attendance where we were able to discuss each school’s achievements and give out awards. In the discussion time, the teachers expressed how impressed they are with how our team comes to the schools very prepared and always with a unique and dynamic way to teach the values. The children don’t want to miss school the day that DESEO is coming and wait with eagerness for the DESEO bus to arrive with the team. They’ve also observed improved behaviors in their students overall. Each teacher expressed how it’s a blessing for DESEO to come to their schools and provide a fun educational experience that is uniquely different from their day-to-day studies. The afternoon tutoring the children receive has kept many kids in school and has been an incredible asset to the teachers, especially for the students who struggle. In Crucitas, where we have the best participation in tutoring, there are students who must walk one hour to get to tutoring and then one hour home, but they never want to miss out! The importance of a partnership with the teachers at each school cannot be overstated. Their gratitude and suggestions make our program even more effective each new year. We can’t wait for the 2024 school year!