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The Dresden Elementary School Education Foundation (DESEF) is a 501(c)(3) organization supporting the Dresden Elementary School Community. Our focus is on improving literacy. Studies have shown that children who are not reading at grade level by the end of 3rd grade are 4 times more likely to drop out of high school with a cost to taxpayers of approximately $292,000 per dropout. Among many services, DESEF offers individualized tutoring twice a week for a total of 4 hours/week for select students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. 



Our mission is to energize community partners and business resources for the pursuit of educational excellence at Dresden Elementary School.  We support teachers and staff, students and their families, and facilities by funding activities and programs that promote a positive learning environment.



Be sure to check our Facebook Page for the most recent DESEF news!                  



All DESEF programs are run by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Margaret Landry at (770) 934-9537 or mdlandry@bellsouth.net.

One-to-One Tutoring Program

Introduced in 2015, and remaining as the bedrock of the DESEF, this program provides individualized after-school tutoring twice a week for a total of 4 hours/week for select students in 1st through 3rd grade who read below grade-level. This program is coordinated by Margaret Landry.

Kinder-Kid Readers

This program for Kindergarten students is in its third year and provides 20-minute one-to-one tutoring sessions in the classroom using "Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons" by Siegfried Engelman. This program is coordinated by Kim Lewis. 

 Newcomer One-to-One Tutoring Program

In its second year, this program works with 3rd and 4th grade students that have been in the school system or the United States for less than 2 years and are behind in reading, writing and basic math. Tutors work one-to-one, twice a week for a total of 4 hours/week on the fundamentals necessary for classroom success. This program is coordinated by Laurie Tynor. 



A tax-deductible donation may be made by donating on-line through the DESEF FaceBook Page or by mailing a check to the Dresden Elementary School Education Foundation at PO Box 49066, Atlanta, Georgia 30359.

Do you know about the AmazonSmile Program? AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Please consider shopping on AmazonSmile and designating the Dresden Elementary School Education Foundation as your charity of choice.



DESEF 2018-2019 Report to the Community 

DESEF 2017-2018 Report to the Community

DESEF 2016-2017 Report to the Community




President - Joni Roberts

Vice President - Todd Price

Treasurer - Cathi Callahan

Secretary - Charlotte-ann Rogers

Community Members

Barbara Arne

Cristina Bolanos 

JB Brown 

Linda Cavalli

Ron Dennis

Jorge Gomez 

Thomas Hogan

Margaret Landry

Jennifer Oliver

Larry Pierce

School Representatives

DES Principal, Dr. Jesse Berger

DES Assistant Principal, Jose Osorio



Mailing Address - PO Box 49066, Atlanta, Georgia 30359 

Email Address -  DESEFcontact@gmail.com

The Dresden Elementary School Education Foundation has been awarded the 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. You may find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress by going to https://www.guidestar.org/profile/81-3352483.
Thank You Dresden Elementary School Foundation!
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