Dads Eliminating Andersen’s Needs

Roy O. Andersen Elementary School


1st Tuesday of each month
Phase I Clubhouse
1854 Port Westbourne Place, 7:00pm

Interested in joining the DEANs board? Email us!


Who are the Deans

(D)ads (E)liminating (A)ndersen (N)eeds

DEANs is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1997 by Joe Colgate to help supplement the already outstanding educational program at Andersen Elementary School

What your donations provide

Dolphin Academy Teachers

Reduces student-to-teacher ratios
The DEANS have committed to hiring additional credentialed teachers in an effort to reduce student-to-teacher ratios and enhance the Andersen student learning experience. The DEANS have also committed to supporting teacher training programs to further strengthen their teaching methodology during these challenging times.
Meet the team →

After-School Programs

Music, Robotics and more
The DEANS continue to support after-school programs and activities to provide enrichment opportunities beyond the classroom. In partnering with the Andersen PTA, we look forward to offering many more unique opportunities for the Andersen students in the very near future.


Andersen DEANS Think Tank and Maker Space
The DEANS want to provide our children with access to some of the best technology and equipment. The Think Tank is essentially a computer lounge where the children can work on their chromebooks in an environment that best suits their learning needs. The Maker Space allows students to explore their imaginative and creative potential with access to green screen technology, 3D printing and a broadcasting studio.

Speaker Series

Community Education
The DEANS believe strongly in the importance of our children’s emotional and mental health. Children today are exposed to more pressures and stresses than we ever experienced when we were their age. For this reason, the DEANS, in conjunction with PTA, have provided a speaker series featuring Dr. Jerry Weichman, a renowned clinical psychologist and adolescent specialist. Dr. Weichman’s speaker series is designed for Andersen parents, students and faculty. We feel very fortunate to be able to bring his expertise to the Andersen community.

The DEANS vision

“To provide the best education for our kids by providing resources that otherwise would not be available from the district, such as technology, capital improvements, music and language programs and additional teaching specialists and aides that lower the student to teacher ratios.”

Fundraising Goal: $600,000+

We will spend over $1,600 per Andersen student.

Every dollar of your tax deductible donation goes directly to helping our students.

Your participation is essential to make this happen.

Each day your children attend Andersen they benefit from the investments the DEANs make. Be it a teachers aide that would not be there, a music program or an after school language program, they simply would not have these opportunities without your generous support.

How does DEANS spend money?

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Be part of the reason Roy O. Andersen Elementary School is consistently among the highest ranking schools in California.

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Helping Andersen Students Achieve Success


Every dollar of your tax deductible donation goes directly to helping our students. Your generous contributions truly make a difference in each students lives every day.

  • Specialists – Math, Science, Reading and Writing
  • Teacher Aides – Reduces student to teacher ratios
  • Programs – Music, Robotics, After-School Programs and more
  • Technology – Chrome Books, Makers Space and more
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Please attend the DEANs meetings 1st Tuesday of each monthPhase I Clubhouse
1854 Port Westbourne Place, 7:00pm


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