Dawnyelle DeLongchamp

SITE SUPPORT EMPLOYEE
OF THE YEAR

Dawnyelle DeLongchamp

District Psychologist
El Potrero Preschool
Val Verde USD

MESSAGE

“I am truly honored to receive this award and recognition. It has been a rewarding and exciting experience. I am very fortunate to be a part of Val Verde Unified School District where we are able to impact the lives of children every day. I sincerely thank my colleagues and administrators for always supporting and believing in me. We work as a team and I could not do it without you! I am forever grateful for my husband who is my world and strength at the end of every day, to my parents that never cease encouraging and being proud of their daughter, to my sister who is my biggest fan, and to my children who inspire me every day. You are ALL the reason I am able to sacrifice endless hours to the work that I love and to the children and families that I am privileged to serve.”

SITE SUPPORT OF THE YEAR

Dawnyelle DeLongchamp
District Psychologist
El Potrero Preschool
Val Verde USD

MESSAGE: “I am truly honored to receive this award and recognition. It has been a rewarding and exciting experience. I am very fortunate to be a part of Val Verde Unified School District where we are able to impact the lives of children every day. I sincerely thank my colleagues and administrators for always supporting and believing in me. We work as a team and I could not do it without you! I am forever grateful for my husband who is my world and strength at the end of every day, to my parents that never cease encouraging and being proud of their daughter, to my sister who is my biggest fan, and to my children who inspire me every day. You are ALL the reason I am able to sacrifice endless hours to the work that I love and to the children and families that I am privileged to serve.”


Biography

As first contact between the district and student’s families, it is Mrs. Dawnyelle DeLongchamp’s goal to ensure that parents are invested early in their child’s education. Personally meeting the family through a home visit builds trust with parents and allows Dawnyelle to be an advocate for their student. Drawing on her previous experience as a teacher, Mrs. DeLongchamp spends as much time as possible in the classrooms to observe and provide feedback to teachers. On a district level, Mrs. DeLongchamp created the Mental Health Model for Val Verde Unified School District. Onsite, she provides psychological services to students. She believes it is important to reduce stigma around mental health issues and create a support system of mental health resources for students. Mrs. DeLongchamp is described by one of her peers as a “leader that is fair, a teacher that is generous, and a psychologist that is dedicated.”