Aracely Dominguez - Northside ISD Family Engagement Coordinator
"We have partnered with MMEC for the past 4 years and I really like the books. The topics that were selected I really like as well as the conversation pieces. Normal ESL classes teach and focus on grammar and all that is important but what I really like about MMEC is the basic life skills such as health, finance, education etc. How to communicate with schools is very essential for all parents."
Olivia Benford - Pharr San Juan Alamo ISD Family and Community Engagement Director
"As soon as we started implementing MMEC, we saw that it became very popular with our parents. It is easy to understand and it involves a lot of interaction which they need and like. Since it's become so popular with our parents we have decided that across the district, in parental engagement, I'm going to implement it at all of our 43 campuses."
Tom Boasberg - Denver Public School Superintendent
"We are thrilled with the MATT Maestro en Casa (MMEC) program, I think it just offers a wonderful opportunity for our parents to develop the language skills and the knowledge to be able to participate fully in our community."
Salvador Carrera - Multicultural Outreach Director, Denver Public Schools
"The curriculum I think is was very well thought out and the fact that they are split in different categories starting with the introduction giving them the basics its just amazing because you are giving them the lexicon that people are using, doctors speak a certain way lawyers speak a certain way there are certain ways that educators speak and you are giving them that common language that common vocabulary for them to be empowered and feel a little more confident when they go into those situations."
Susana Cordova - Chief Academic Officer, Denver Public Schools
"We love the Maestro en Casa program here in the Denver Public Schools. It really helps us fill in a gap that we have. We put a lot of time and energy in educating our kids age 3 all the way to High School and this really adds this critical piece of parent engagement parent education that is a lot harder to do on our own. The Denver Public Schools is a place where we recognize just how critical our immigrant population is a large percentage of our population about 40 percent of our families speak a language other than English at home so it a huge part of who we are and we really believe in the power of parents to change the educational. We feel so strongly that the Maestro en Casa is such a strong program that we have expanded it district wide."