My name is Nicki W. and I’m a satellite teacher for the Delaware Area Career Center at Dempsey Middle School. I have the task of teaching 25 8th grade students in the Career Based Instruction program, a program for students who have been identified as economically or academically disadvantaged. I give them wrap-around support all day long as well as job training as they have their first jobs in our school building. With the label of being disadvantaged comes many other host of issues, one being social emotional health and this is where Helpline steps in!
Helpline is a great resource for the students in my classroom. As a teacher with curriculum and standards in social emotional health, Helpline supports me in this area. The instructors are top notch, always connecting with the kids in order to reach them with their content. The students look forward to their daily visits of the instructors during the week we do suicide prevention. When I first started bringing Helpline in my classroom I was very clear that everything in my classroom needed to be connected by to careers, jobs, and their future (my program is “Career Based Instruction”!) and every year the instructors work with me on this. They tailor the presentation to the needs of my students and my curriculum, while staying true to their message.
Thank you Helpline for your support in my CBI program at Dempsey Middle School! – Nicki W.