DHS Education

DHS – Where Education Matters!!!

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Nelson Mandela

With several elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and a high school, our city has plenty to offer education wise. We not only have two current Riverside teachers of the year (Painted Hills Middle School Director of Bands Dr. Brian McDaniel and Desert Hot Springs High School geometry teacher Michelle Beyronneau), but the previously mentioned Mr. McDaniel was recently named California Teacher of the year! We are extremely proud of our schools.

This Community Corner is focused on Allen and Jennifer Arugay. They were recently appointed as chairs to the Desert Hot Springs Education Committee. Recently, I had a chance to speak with Jennifer concerning their vision and was pleasantly surprised with her responses.

When asked about their purpose, she replied, “We are trying to increase family engagement and make our schools feel more inclusive and welcoming. With the Education Committee, we hope to listen to educators and parents and work together with the city to [address needs].” An amazing work that is fueled by passion for DHS caused Jennifer to say, “We see potential here, and we want to help grow and facilitate it.”

“The purpose of the Education Committee of Desert Hot Springs is to inform our city government of the educational needs of our citizens (students and parents). We aim to listen to educators, administrators, students, and families in an effort to create solutions to specific issues that our city may encounter. We desire to utilize the talents of our community to improve the perception of Desert Hot Springs.” – Jennifer Arugay

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