Position: Lead Academic Intervention Specialist
What led you to your current position? I majored in Education in college, but I always thought I would be a general education classroom teacher. After graduation, I was hired as a Residential Counselor in Seneca's group homes. After two years of working with clients who had such profound emotional and educational needs, I felt like I found my calling and decided to become a special education teacher. It has been almost 16 years since I started as a teacher at Seneca, and I'm still here!
Fun Fact/Quote: You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
What does your average day look like? In the world of Coronavirus, things have changed a LOT! I usually have 2-4 virtual meetings per day. I text, call, and do Google Hangouts with the students on my caseload. Whenever possible, I do this while outside in my hammock or even while riding my bike! I really miss my students and our school community, and I can't wait to see them again!!!
Why do you do this work? I do this work because I am committed to liberating young people's minds despite the institutional obstacles in their way. I am acutely aware of how important it is to have a nurturing and educated, Black woman from their community as a mentor, role model, and advocate.