Deserie McDonald is our Student and Family Advocate. Dez has a background in social work, working at family resource centers, social services and she interned under a school social worker while receiving her BSW. Dez recently relocated to the mountains from California, and although she does miss the ocean she is loving Colorado’s seasons and is a huge fan of snow sledding! Dez loves working with families to help support them achieve whatever goals they choose. Dez is happy to return to Hanover for her 2nd school year.
The Hanover Student & Family Advocate provides services to families and students who are in temporary housing situations and/or living with relatives/friends.
3 main areas of support: attendance, academic and SEL
Works to support family and school connection
Works with school team to provide support for students and helps to remove barriers to success
Provides student and family outreach with links to community resources such as: