Destination Dellview: “I can’t imagine working anywhere else.”
Retired or not, Beth Vacek is part of the fabric of Dellview Elementary School. She spent the past nine years as a counselor before retiring, but she’s always open to coming back to help the students, staff and community who mean so much to her. She has spent the past two weeks back in her happy place as a teacher for the Elementary Jumpstart Program.
“I love to teach and I really miss it, so I was very excited to be able to come back,” said Vacek. “And I absolutely love Dellview. We have the very best kids, staff and leaders here.”
Vacek attended Ridgeview Elementary School, Garner Middle School and MacArthur High School growing up. She pursued a business degree in college and worked steadily in that field until her mid-30s when she realized something was missing. That’s when she turned to teaching, inspired partly by her favorite teacher growing up – her mother.
North East ISD was the only contender when it came time to settle into the next phase of her life. She did her student teaching at Colonial Hills Elementary School and was hired the following year. Vacek also taught reading at Larkspur Elementary School before landing at Dellview, where she became a counselor and valued confidant for students, staff and parents.
“We have grandparents who went to school here and still live in this neighborhood,” said Vacek. “This community loves Dellview and they support all of us. We have the most committed teachers and the sweetest, most wonderful leaders. We all work together here. That’s part of what makes it a magical place.”
It is a magical place that’s always ready to welcome home a member of the Dellview family.