Accountability Partner Program APP

While this page was initially designed and written for mentors in the program, all levels will have access to it. 

Who can remember what it was like to journey through your first level of the DFH school?  At times it may have seemed a bit overwhelming.  It may have even felt as if you would never finish, and then there is Level 2 and now 3. ☺  

Although Pastor Lynn has done an excellent job over the years to build community, fellowship, and relationship among her students, the ministry is expanding and growing.  With that growth comes exciting change.  The community and sisterhood/brotherhood she has built over the years isn’t going to change, but she has implemented a wonderful program within the school called the Accountability Partner Program (APP).  This program is an amazing opportunity for each of you to help to assist her in coaching the Level 1 and Level 2 students along their journey.  Just think, you will be playing a VITAL role in the destiny of one of your Kingdom brothers or sisters!  This program is meant to not only assist Pastor Lynn, but also allow each of you to have an active part in pouring into the next generation of DFH students and future alumni. There have been wonderful, shatterproof bonds created among the brotherhood/sisterhood that are beyond words. 

After prayer, we will work on matching up a DFH Alumni and Level 3 students to one student (or more, depending on the response and ratio). Current Alumni may request someone that they worked with last year. We will then pair you accordingly.  

Additionally, this year, we will select a handful of faithful alumni with servant's hearts, who are dedicated to the Lord and the work of Dancing For Him Ministries and begin a new 'grading system,' designed to support good accountability and ease of keeping track of assignments.

Here is a chart that shows who will "grade" what. 

The course is Pass/Fail. So, while you may possibly see a letter or number grade on an assignment in the Moodle software, please know that it only means it was submitted. It does not reflect the level or excellence of your work. It is just the way the system works. Thanks.

Name

Grading Help

First of the month reporting.

Email

Pastor Lynn

President Founder

Will look in Moodle and Zoho

lynn@dancingforhim.com
Renee Gagnon

General Manager

Moodle

report to Lynn

reborngagnon@yahoo.com
Valisha McFarlane

Record Keeping Manager

Post monthly results to grading spreadsheet

valishamcfarlane@msn.com
Tanya Perez

AP Manager

Fill out Excel or Google spreadsheet - report to Lynn

tanyalperez@gmail.com
Karen Cummings

Chat Question Manager and end of year conference check.

All 3 levels - Check in Moodle; 

Report to online doc/Valisha

klc111133@gmail.com
Shakara Beckem

Level 1 - Essays and Web Checks

Search Grade in Moodle 

Report to online doc/Valisha

theworshipacademyhbg@gmail.com
Deborah Graham-Torres

Level 2 - Essays and Web Checks

Search/Grade in Moodle

Report to online doc/Valisha 

dgraham1295@yahoo.com
Alicia Rivera

Level 3 - Essays

Search/Grade in Moodle

Report to online doc/Valisha

aliciaddr71@hotmail.com
Rogeana Patterson-King 

Level 1 - Uploads

Find/grade in Moodle

Report to online doc/Valisha

rxrogeana@gmail.com
Cyndi McLaughlin

Level 2 - Uploads

Find in FB

Report to online doc/Valisha

cyndimclaughlin@gmail.com
Deborah Collier

Level 3 - Uploads

Find/grade in Moodle

Report to online doc/Valisha

deborah.collier525@gmail.com

Bobbi Muncy

Level 1 - Reviews and Conference Attendance

Find reviews on DFH site; Conference attendance in Moodle. 

Report to online doc/Valisha

Lynn will email to you “No-Posts”

bobbimuncy@gmail.com
Abigail Hawkins

Level 2 - Reviews and Conference Attendence

Find reviews on DFH site; Conference attendance in Moodle.

Report to online doc/Valisha

Lynn will email to you “No-Posts” 

swissmoon@me.com
Sherifat Pearson-Alabi

Level 3 - Reviews and Conference Attendance

Find reviews on DFH site; Conference attendance in Moodle.

Report to online doc/Valisha

Lynn will email to you “No-Posts”

salabi4u2@hotmail.com
Chandra Cherry

Checking L3 Posts in FB Groups

Check Videos for Social Spread

Checking L3 FB Group Posts in Moodle

Check Videos for Social Spread in Moodle

Report to online doc/Valisha

raye74@gmail.com

DFH Alumni - are given the opportunity to be an Accountability Partner and are required to serve in this capacity on a rotation basis to maintain communication with the ministry and remain in good standing to keep their license. 

Level 3 students - The APP is included as a required part of your curriculum. Since there is currently no "level 4," Each level 3 student will "buddy up" with a fellow level 3 student. If it is not even, we will find an alumni for your AP.

All students still send/submit their homework in as outlined in the guidelines. 

Here is a basic idea of who sends what where...

ESSAYS

Level I & 2 - Submit essays to your Moodle account in the appropriate place. Also, send to your AP, via Email. They will read and comment within one week. 

Level 3 - Submit essays to your Moodle account in the appropriate place. Also, send to your AP Buddy, via Email. They will read and comment within one week. 

VIDEO UPLOADS

Level I - Submit Youtube link to your Moodle account in the appropriate place. Also, tag your AP when you submit the Youtube link to your level's Facebook page. They will watch and comment within one week. 

Level 2 - Tag your AP when you submit the Youtube link to your level's Facebook page. They will watch and comment within one week. 

Level 3 - Submit Youtube link to your Moodle account in the appropriate place. Also, tag your AP when you submit the Youtube link to your level's Facebook page. They will watch and comment within one week. Eventually, if it looks like you can all see each other's video in Moodle, we may possibly eliminate the need to additionally post in Facebook. But for now, please paste the Youtube link in both places. Thank you.

What does being an accountability partner do? 

Listed below is a general overview:

  • Helping students get off to a good start with their schooling, which would include guiding them on how to record and upload to Youtube, Moodle and Facebook, and tips on essay writing 
  • Reading and commenting on their essays
  • Watching and commenting on their video uploads
  • Encouragement & exhortation along their journey - It would be nice if you periodically prayed with your mentee.
  • AP's must respond to an assignment immediately (within a week)

What it is not: It is not intended to be a crutch for the new student. The new student is privi to the instructions just like everyone else. They should get familiar with the assignment pages as well as the guidelines page, so they will be able to find things on their own. You may be able to help them find it more quickly, or point them in the right direction. But it is not intended for you to hold their hand, doing research for them. The school is designed to help people to grow and that includes researching for information on their own or with maybe a little guidance. 

The best part is you also have the opportunity to pray for and/or with your partner.  We believe this will help connect the hearts of the DFH students in an even greater way than it has already done over the years.

Isn’t exciting to be chosen to impact the lives and hearts of women as you serve the Lord?  

Accountability Partner Check (AP Check)

APs - A performance evaluation about your student will be required at the end of each month, to be sent to TANYA PEREZ.

Please simply submit an AP Check via email to Tanya. Simply type AP Check in the subject line. If you want to make any comments about a particular student's feelings or progress in the letter as well, you may. To indicate that you'd like to say something, please put OPEN in the subject line. Otherwise they will only see that AP check was done and not read it. Thanks!

At the end of the month, Tanya will mark on the AP online chart, that an AP Check will have been sent.

To reiterate, you only need to read your mentee's essays and any sort of written assignments, sending your positive comments back to them. No need to send your comments to Pastor Lynn or Tanya. You would watch and make positive comments on their videos as well. So, no need to concern yourself with their web checks or their chat questions or their reviews or anything other than their written assignments and videos. Thanks!

Pastor Lynn - will be randomly choosing uploads or essays to read or watch, from different students periodically. 

Students Who Fall Behind - Grading managers please email Tanya Perez a list of those at risk for being dropped 1 month prior to the end of the 1st semester. She will then email the APs of those students. If she doesn't get an email response back from the APs, she could email the student personally directing them to contact the grading manager to find out what was missing. At the end of the first semester, the grading manager will send an official "dropped" status email confirming that the student has been dropped from the course. The same process goes for the end of the 2nd semester when the students must have turned in all assignments that are due during the first and second semesters. 

CURRENT STUDENT APS - To show you understand and agree, you must complete a form in Moodle, under 'AP Agreement Questionnaire' (not in the form below).

ALUMNI APs, who are not an active student - Once you have read and understood your responsibilities about being an accountability partner, please agree with your electronic signature at the very bottom of THIS FORM.  Scroll past everything in that form and just get to the AP agreement at the bottom, because you will have already done or answered all the other items in Level I. Mouse over the words that say, "THIS FORM" in blue and you will discover that it is a link to the form page. Thank you!

Working together like this with so much support and encouragement will prove to be a tremendous time of learning, growing, and enjoying close knit fellowship. Destiny calls... onward and upward, forward... pressing toward the mark of the high calling in Christ Jesus!!

One of our Alumni (Rosemary Knox) was kind enough to share this information with you about her experience being an accountability partner. There are some very good suggestions in here.