Name: Karla Aguirre
Position: Bilingual Program Assistant
I had the opportunity to work in the Office of Alternative Media for Chico State’s Resource Office which sparked an interest in Special Education. I was familiar with IEPs but Alt Media offered a different perspective. Being part of the Resource team led me to look for a job in SpEd/Education once I graduated.
Favorite Quote: “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” - Charlotte Bronte
What does your average day look like?
Driving to a school site, scheduling meetings, calling parents, supporting case managers, affirming and attesting IEPs and trying to keep up on emails. I have a ton of tiny moving pieces that make up my day!
Why do you do this work?
I do this work to help families such as my own. My younger brother had an IEP for many years and I remember my mom being in the loop but not quite understanding the process. I’ve seen Seneca bridge this gap for many of our families.
What hope do you have for the future of All-In?
I hope All-In can expand to more cities in California and hire more staff that meets the demographics in which we work in.