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Thank you, Desert Thunder!

Thank you, Desert Thunder...
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I just wanted to take a moment to thank you both for the incredible job you have done in teaching our son this year! Coming from out of state, I was filled with anxiety about finding the best place for him to start his education. Honestly, we couldn’t have made a better decision in choosing Desert Thunder and the dual language immersion program!

Our discussion last night at parent teacher conferences was a perfect example of how you are both truly masters of your craft! Not only do you clearly care about my son, you have a comprehensive picture of where he is academically... and you came with data

that demonstrated his progress! I am amazed that you both are not only experts in teaching young children and your respective content areas, but are both pursuing national board certification to become leaders in your field. Not an easy task, I am sure.

As someone that has been in education my entire career, I had some apprehension about being on the parent side of things for the first time. As such, I truly appreciate your open communication with us about his academic and social progress at school. It is so nice to know that we as parents are partners with you in educating our son.

My husband and I are in awe of how much our son has learned this year in kindergarten. It is thrilling to listen to him reading in both Spanish and English and doing multi-digit math problems already. Not only is he learning a tremendous amount, but more importantly, he loves going to school and loves both of you! Desert Thunder is a special place with great administration and a positive culture. We look forward to both of our children learning and growing here!

I wanted to make sure that you both know how much we appreciate you. I strongly believe that teachers are incredible professionals that don’t always get the accolades (or pay) they deserve. You are both perfect examples of how teachers make a difference every day in the lives of children.

Thank you so much for all that you do for each of your students, and especially for my child!

- DT Parent