Your Position? Academic Intervention Specialist
What led you to your current position? I was seeking an opportunity to become a special education teacher post grad. I was searching for numerous positions until the position with Seneca jumped out at me. I loved the message about unconditional care within the school systems and also staff members. That is something everyone strives for but Seneca holds it with every best intention. I immediately expressed interests, had some interviews, made a decision, and the rest is history. This is my first job EVER out of college and I am confident enough to say that I believe I made an amazing decision.
Fun Fact/Quote? I grew up in Vallejo, CA but moved to New Jersey when I was about 3 years old and lived there for 15 years. I recently graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and moved to San Francisco a month after graduating! You could say I live coast to coast!
What does your average day look like? My average day looks like me implementing Specialized Academic Instruction to students in grades ranging from 2nd to 5th grade. When I am not working with students I have prep time, collaboration time, or meetings with team members.
Why do you do this work? I do this work because of the deep passion I have for serving students who have not been served in the past. I have experience with being underestimated with the power of my knowledge due to a label given to me on paper and I want to give my students the power they deserve. I believe every student takes their own time and path to get where they need to be. Sometimes with a little help along the way which is more than okay. I want to be that person to help those students find what it is they need to be their most successful self.