Diana Casillas

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Diana Casillas

Welcome to my page! I am excited to start another year here at Prairie View High School GO THUNDERHAWKS.

I work for Colorado Youth for a Change (CYC) a non-profit organization who is solving Colorado’s dropout crisis. I am at PVHS every day of the week providing support to 9th graders who are failing 1-2 core classes. I work directly with the student and collaborate with teachers and staff to reduce any barriers and help the student be successful. While doing so we might focus on different interventions such as organization skills, test taking skills, advocating for one-self and study methods. 9th grade is a crucial year and research shows that one core class failure decreases the student’s chances of graduating by 20 percent. 

I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. I graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelors degree in social work and a minor in Spanish GO RAMS!! After graduating, I went on and completed a term with AmeriCorps through CYC in which I helped youth who struggled with attendance. My passion for education grew and I knew I wanted to continue helping students.  

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!