Dr. Freda Deskin celebrates her 50th consecutive year in education and looks back at how the art of teaching has changed in that time.
Freda Deskin, Ph.D., award-winning educator and founder of ASTEC Charter Schools, can mark a new achievement off of her bucket list. As of this year, Dr. Freda Deskin will have spent 50 consecutive years working in education. It’s quite an achievement on its own, but it also stood as a symbol of the progress that Dr. Freda Deskin has seen in the education system over time.
Dr. Freda Deskin provides an in-depth look at the leadership development for the staff and student body at ASTEC Charter Schools.
It takes a special kind of educator to foster real leadership in a school environment. Like any organization, school leadership must start at the top. Fortunately, ASTEC Charter Schools are led by Freda Deskin, Ph.D., an educator with decades of experience and numerous accolades.
However, leadership isn’t just limited to one person. An organization needs to have multiple people working as positive role models for everyone else. This is especially important in a school environment like ASTEC.
Dr. Freda Deskin Explains How ASTEC Charter Schools are Unique in Their Approach
Many inner-city kids are considered disadvantaged. They have some of the lowest high school graduation rates. Many don’t continue their education past high school. Reasons for being disadvantaged range from being low-income to not having the support of their parents because parents work long hours to support the family. Freda Deskin, Ph.D., the founder of ASTEC Charter School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, explains how her charter school is capable of overcoming many problems.
The ASTEC Charter School was founded in 2000 by Dr. Freda Deskin. After being…
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, many students across the country participated in charity work. It provided them with volunteer hours that could help them with their academic standing, improve their chances for scholarships, and more. Freda Deskin, Ph.D., the founder of ASTEC Charter Schools, has worked with students throughout Oklahoma.
As a teacher, Dr. Freda Deskin acknowledges the many benefits of working with a charity. It can help students to support the community they live in. It can also teach the importance of giving back. The awareness that volunteering teaches cannot be taught in any other way.
All across America, people want to help their children get the best possible education. Freda Deskin, Ph.D., an award-winning educator for over 40 years, has identified a variety of benefits that charter schools offer to today’s youth.
Are public schools failing? Dr. Freda Deskin has pondered this question heavily over the years. Some are and some aren’t. That is also true of public charter schools, online schools, and private schools. Failure is sometimes due to leadership and sometimes it is funding. Funding for public schools is not equitable. Funding too often relies on the industries located in a particular district…
Many traditional public schools provide an excellent general education for a wide variety of students, but some studies find that these schools do not meet the needs of many gifted children unless they have a magnet school within the district. Those students who have a higher level of capabilities for technology, engineering, and other processes may want to consider ASTEC Charter Schools as an alternative. This Oklahoma school has become the face of alternative learning in the region, as stated by Freda Deskin, Ph.D, the founder of the school.
Founder of Oklahoma City’s ASTEC Charter School network, Freda Deskin, Ph.D., understands how difficult it can be to transition your child from their classroom to at-home learning. Kids thrive on consistency and knowing what’s going to happen next, and the uncertainty of when they’ll return to school can make it hard for them to focus. Here, Dr. Deskin shares her tips about how to make the next few weeks (or months) easier on your kids when it comes to learning at home.
Giving a gift to someone without expecting anything in return is one of the most loving things a person can do, says Freda Deskin, Ph.D. For those that don’t have access to or don’t want to simply spend money on a gift, a gift of your time is one of the most selfless acts a person can do. But volunteering isn’t just a one-way street, Dr. Freda Deskin says. Volunteering has some benefits for the giver as well. Some benefits of doing service for others are very personal and remain under the surface but are, in fact, a definite benefit…
Aside from their health, the most important and influential element in your child’s formative years is their education. Of course, it’s not just the academics that affect students, either. Culture, demographics, activities and clubs, environment, and any particular focus the school may have — for example, an immersive language program or a STEM-centered curriculum — are also part and parcel of what makes a particular educational institution a good choice for your family.
Dr. Freda Deskin, whose decades-long career helping children learn, thrive, and succeed makes her one of the nation’s most notable educators, offers some advice. …
Dr. Freda Deskin Explains Why STEM Is for Them: Encouraging Female Students to Study Science, Math, and Technology
In the past several years, educators and parents have been participating in a national conversation about the barriers that prevent young women and girls from pursuing careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. The discussion is encouraging, says renowned educator Dr. Freda Deskin, herself a finalist in NASA’s “Teacher-in-Space” project as well as a champion of STEM educational opportunities for female students, but of course we need to do more than just talk about the topic.
What are some ways…
Freda Deskin is an award-winning educator more than 4 decades of experience as a veteran teacher in rural, suburban and inner-city schools throughout Oklahoma.