This is a great school. I have two kids in the Spanish Immersion program and have been very impressed. I love hearing my kids learn a new language. It seems to me that everyone takes a lot of pride in the school
What can I say? Great school with lots of parental involvement. Many good teachers.
The teachers are very attentive to the student needs. They offer music programs as well as sports. And, there are multiple areas of parental involvement which are highly encouraged.
We just moved to the area over the summer and have been very pleased with the staff, teachers, children, and families at DWES. It is a family oriented community and the school is very community centered. We love our son's 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Hatcher! We are looking forward to the continued development of the Gifted Program that was recently put into place. It definitely needs to expand to meet the needs of these kids.
As a parent of a kindergartener, I think that Desert Willow is great. My son's teacher Mrs. Skalski is fantastic!
I am new to the Desert Willow area and I must say that I am extremely satisfied with the school. In particular, I am very pleased with Mrs. Carol Tully. Mrs. Tully is an excellent teacher who cares about each and every child in the school and is dedicated to providing them with the best oppurtunities in their educations. Kudos to Mrs. Tully and Desert Willow Elementary School!
I have 2 children who have attended Desert Willow. I am so pleased with all the teachers and staff, and Mrs. Woodward (the principle) I can't say enough about her. She loves the kids and they love her. She is a great role model and leader. We will miss Desert Willow greatly as we move onto middle school next year.
We are new to AZ. Coming from a privite school in the midwest to a large public school was a change,but I am very pleased with Mrs. Tully, one of the fourth grade teachers. She makes the time to call and talk about our kids,special attention to every aspect of learning. My daughter and I just love her,and are very thankful her first experence with public is a good one. Nancy
Desert Willow is truly a community school. The teachers and staff are A+ quality. The staff development provided by Ms. Woodward, is exceptional. The PTO and parent involvment is out of this world. Now with the new Spanish Emersion program, Desert Willow will be a model school for all elementaries.
Our son just started at Desert Willow this year in 1st Grade and we love the school. We can't say enough about his teacher, Mrs. Tibbits!! Ms. Woodward, the principal is very involved and the teachers seem to respect her and trust her leadership.
Desert Willow elementary is a wonderful school for children. Ms. Woodward, the principal, has incredible leadership skills. The teachers and students recieve unconditional support from her knowledge and educational skills.
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