Desiree Heulett Hadley

Desiree Heulett Hadley is a proud US Army Veteran, a former Elementary School Teacher, a Resource Navigator, a humanitarian at heart, an empath, and a mother of three beautiful girls. She holds dual citizenship from her home country of Belize and the USA. In her previous role as a Navigator for the United Way and AmeriCorps in Maricopa County, Arizona, she was met daily with the opportunity, the joyous experiences, and challenges of serving those who have served in our military forces. It’s been said that a peace treaty being signed doesn’t mean that the battle is over for our Veterans or their family. Hence, the reason for her profoundly rooted philosophy of dedicating her services and support tirelessly to all American Veterans.

She is extremely honored to have had the opportunity to work in a field that ensures children’s growth and development in diverse settings and various economic backgrounds. The experience of teaching children and learning from them as well as teaching them has completely humbled her. Her educational career has awarded her the expertise to teach students from many different countries in one US Embassy School, military family students, and students in Los Angeles, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Texas. She’s worked in Title I schools, Charter Schools, and Private School settings. In her professional experience, both US students and students abroad, whether they came from various at-risk neighborhoods to children who were afforded the privilege of private education, had three essential things in common. Each new school experience was a reminder that all children can learn; they thrive on love and need someone to believe in them.

She earned her master’s degree / MAT while majoring in Education from Kaplan University in 2016. She attended undergrad at Midwestern State University in Texas and received a bachelor’s degree in social and Criminal Justice in 2014 and earned two AA degrees in Child Development and as a Paraprofessional. She is highly qualified in both middle and elementary general studies.

Desiree’s military career taught her about going above and beyond, service before self, and never give up on anything worthy, but most of all, never give up on an individual.

Her favorite quote of all time is Nelson Mandela, “Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.”