Social Worker, Admin.Assistant
Tess Dozier came to work full time at CSCD in January 2015 after graduating from the InterAmerican University in Fajardo PR with her BS in Social Work in 2014. She served with CSCD for 3 years, leaving at the end of the semester in December 2017. She is seeking God’s plan for her next place of service and in the between time is working at a local interpreting agency.
Tess served in a number of roles including
- Social Worker for the school
- Administrative Assistant
- Lunch Lady
- Teaching Math and Reading as needed
- Tri-lingual Interpreter (Spanish English ASL)
- After School Program Supervisor
Tess is pictured below with the handbell choir. Having some experience with music from her high school career, Tess is helpful with our novice bell players.
How Tess Came to be at CSCD
In 2009, Tess visited the church of a missionary family who work as church planters in the Luquillo area. Tess became enthused about sharing the Gospel and determined to return to the island. Tess graduated from high school and returned to Puerto Rico for her undergraduate studies at InterAmerican University in the Fajardo area. While studying there, Tess boarded at CSCD and began to learn sign language so she could socialize with Deaf workers and students.
Tess spent a few school holidays in Guatemala where she explored orphanages and prayerfully sought God’s direction for her future. Meeting some Deaf people in Guatemala, Tess felt God tugging her heart back to the school for the Deaf in Luquillo. When she returned, she spoke with the school director about pursuing status as a full-time missionary after her graduation.
Tess graduated in 2014, returned to her home in Wisconsin and presented the work of CSCD to some churches and friends there. She returned in January 2015 and began to work in the school office providing much needed support for the school director.
As of January 2018, Tess continues to work with the church planted in Luquillo as their interpreter for the Deaf during services and Bible studies.