On Friday, Nov. 18, Superintendent Tom Boasberg joined Beach Court Elementary teacher Lauren Brown and paraprofessional Laura Huber as they visited the home of one of their ECE students during Fall Parent Teacher Home Visit Week (Nov. 14-21). During this week, DPS educators took the opportunity to build connections and relationships between their families and schools through personalized home visits.
The visit to four-year-old Max Gronholz and his father, Shane, by Superintendent Boasberg was part of the Denver Public Schools (DPS) Parent Teacher Home Visit Program. DPS has more than 100 schools participating in the Parent Teacher Home Visit Program to date.
DPS is the fastest growing home-visit site in the country. Gronholz’s father shared that he is overjoyed that his son is attending a school where he is surrounded by students from diverse backgrounds. Also, the proximity of his school to their home was one of the deciding factors for why their family choose Beach Court Elementary.
Shane Gronholz and his wife were familiar with their son’s teachers, Ms. Brown and Ms. Huber, as they regularly saw them during drop-off and pick-up times at Beach Court. But, this was the first time the Gronholz family had received a one-on-one home visit from his teachers.
When asked what hopes and dreams they had for Max, Shane Gronholz shared, “I just want him to grow up to be a happy and kind person.”
Learn more about the Parent Teacher Home Visit program by visiting homevisit.dpsk12.org.