The Dean’s Staff Advisory Board (DSAB) in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences is all about the kids! Once group of kids got to feel the love; the kids at South Knox Elementary, their adopted school. With the encouragement of the dean, Bob Rider, whose heart has always truly belonged to the kids, the advisory board was formed to encourage outreach and interaction with the children in the community upon which our daily jobs make a final impact. Working in the college, employees make the difference day to day in the preparation of teachers going into schools like South Knox Elementary. Students are loved at the college level and they thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to connect with the children that their students go on to teach and mentor.
Donations were collected from staff throughout the college over the last month for the children specifically but also for the teachers. Low budgets leave classroom needs often unmet and the DSAB hopes that their small efforts make a difference. The looks on the children’s faces as they receive the donations seem to say they do!