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Dewey Staff Dewey is a special place right by scenic Point Loma in the Midway area, educating students from military dependent housing at Liberty Station and Gateway Village. Our school is close to the many commercial and government facilities in the area. Our dedicated teachers educate students from preschool through fourth grade and we offer free after-school childcare. 

Our Mission:  Every student at George Dewey Elementary School can and will learn in a safe, caring environment through a curriculum designed to meet his or her needs. 

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  • Dede Quint Receives DonorNation School Volunteer of the Year Award First Runner Up!

    Posted by Carol Benesch at 5/1/2013 6:00:00 AM

    Dede Quint  

    DonorNation announces San Diego’s School Volunteer of the Year Awardwinners! 

    After many months of nominating, voting and narrowing down the final list, DonorNation is proud to announce the winners of our first annual School Volunteer of the Year Award! 


    First Runner-up

    Dede Quint, George Dewey Elementary School

    Ninety-one-year-old choral instructor Dede Quint is an outstanding product of all that San Diego Unified School District has to offer first as a student, then as a teacher and, now, for the past 28 years, as an irreplaceable volunteer at George Dewey Elementary School.

     Quint brings the gift of music to the 2nd and 4th graders at the school every Monday and Friday morning, playing piano and leading the students in chorus. Not only has she touched the lives of students and families, she has even changed the lives of some students with autism or selective mutism by helping them completely turn a corner in their abilities through music.

     “Music is a very powerful thing. Without her dedicated support we would not have a choral program,” said Principal Tanya McMillin. “She never asks for any recognition but does this faithfully for the love of music.”

     Quint first had the opportunity to access music in her life through the school district and said she is only passing that gift along to children who need some music in their lives.

     “I volunteer because I love to be with the kids. I can help them sound better and feel good about themselves. I have been with kids all my life and I am happy to do it,” she said. “I love Dewey and that they allow me to come share the gift of music with the children.”

     Quint’s School Volunteer of the Year Award prize money will be used to support fine arts expenditures – including supplies and instruction – to bring out students’ creativity at the Title 1 school.


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  • Dede Quint is named Volunteer of the Year!

    Posted by Carol Benesch at 4/11/2013 5:00:00 AM
    Dede Quint is 91 years old and a product of San Diego Unified as a student, then teacher, and now retired volunteer. She has been volunteering at Dewey Elementary for 27 years, bringing the gift of music to second and fourth graders, playing the piano and leading the students in chorus. Without her dedicated support, Dewey would not have a choral program. She never misses a day and has been a member of the Dewey family and an incredible asset to our students for a very long time
    Friends Honor DeDe  
    Dede was truly pleased that so many Dewey folks showed up for
    the occasion!  
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  • Dewey's Action Based Learning Lab

    Posted by Carol Benesch at 1/12/2013
    "The Action Based Learning™ Lab is a motor development program based on the brain research that supports how movement improves brain function. The concepts in the ABL Lab meet the Physical Education National Standards and the Action Academic Content Cards meet the National Standards in reading and math. Although the underlying concepts remain constant, the program’s design is flexible and is modified or adapted to meet the needs of every student. "

    "Brain science strongly supports the link of movement to learning. The brain and body’s movement and learning systems are interdependent and interactive. For example, motor development provides the framework that the brain uses to sequence the patterns needed for academic concepts. The body’s vestibular system controls balance and spatial awareness and facilitates the students ability to place words and letters on a page. When a student walks or crawls on the "ABC Pathways" mat in specific patterns, the brain’s ability to encode symbols is increased. The four visuals fields needed for eye tracking is strengthened. Proper development and remediation of these systems are critical to a childs’ ability to learn."
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