Our Schools as the Center of the Community

by Zach Vander Veen

When I started teaching, one of the central engagement points between parents and the school was a dance. We served a mostly Latino population, and they loved to dance. It was a frequent challenge to get a substantial amount of parents to attend parent-teacher conferences. By hosting a school-wide dance with the opportunity to watch (and join) their kids dancing EDM Salsa, we would get a huge turnout. We had only caveat to going into … Read more.