Getting to Know – Tanise Dixo…

What is your current position? When did you begin working at Springboard?
I am one of the Area Directors in Denver Colorado. My first day of employment was January 1st, 2018.

What do like most about your current job?
I love building relationships. I love getting to know the staff, kids, parents and partners I get to work with every day.

What career or job accomplishment are you most proud?
I’m proud to be an Area Director. All I’ve ever wanted to do is help kids to be better then what they think they can be and this job allows me to do it. I get to challenge kids to be kind, encouraging and walk with integrity, I love that. I don’t want to do anything else.

What’s the last enjoyable book you read?
I got the opportunity to read a book a friend wrote about her life and it was INCREDIBLE. It made me think that people deal with so much more then we can imagine. We should get out of our boxes to allow them to be them.

What’s your favorite movie? What do you like about it?
I love the movie Coach Carter. Here’s a coach that goes against the odds to help a group of inter-city boys find that they can be anyone they want. He helps them want more than just the environment that they grow up in.

What’s your dream job?
I’m living it!!!

If you could have dinner with anyone living or deceased who would it be and why?
I would have dinner with Martin Luther King Jr. I want to learn the most I can about leading people. He was the best that I’ve ever seen.