Dear Ms. Dembrowsky,
I've been wanting to write this letter for years...(it) won't do justice
to the appreciation I have for the Personal
and Social Responsibility curriculum we've been using in our school
for the past 5-6 years, but I'll try...I mean I'LL DO IT!
Connie, you've not only had a positive impact on approximately 200 9th
graders each year in our school and between 100-200 of their parents
in the yearly Parent Program, but YOU'VE CHANGED MY LIFE AS WELL.
When I attended a seminar in the Spring of 1990, I really liked the
content and style, but had reservations about the recommendation that the
course be taught sequentially. I wanted to fit parts of it into my
curriculum which I did for the remainder of that year.
But in the Fall of 1990, I thought I'd do it your way, and needless
to say, I'm now a "believer." The way you've interwoven the four
skill areas is masterful. Looking back on my own growth as a husband,
father and teacher, I now see how both the content's organization and its
quality have improved my personal and social responsibilities.
...We have a superb school with now (thanks to you) highly motivated,
self-confident and personally powerful students. There is such joy and
happiness in our halls. Love pervades the whole building. YOU MUST SEE
IT TO BELIEVE IT!!
I facilitate a 9th grade vocational exploratory program in a comprehensive
9-12 high school (both academics and vocational). All ninth graders are
required to take my Career Development class and your program has become
my entire curriculum.
Our school has become a national model and I've been asked to speak
to educators all over America about the success of our program, many times
presenting a capsule of your program...
As each year before, this year is definitely going to be more exciting
than last because the word has gotten out: "Mr. Evans' class is really
cool!" And as space permits, I even have upper class students who
take it again, sometimes for the THIRD time.
Connie, thanks again. May God continue to bless you,
9th Grade Facilitator
Dauphin County Technical School
6001 Locust Lane
Harrisburg, PA 17109-3170
717-652-3170 / fax 717-652-9326