Your Position: Unconditional Education Coach @ Grant Elementary
What led you to your current position: My main focus has always been creating systems and supporting schools to create experiences that are fun and meaningful for all stakeholders. Seneca’s focus on MTSS and Unconditional Care aligned perfectly with vision for schools so I jumped at the opportunity to be a UE Coach. This job truly provides a beautiful balance of being able to support students and educators on a individual level to make positive connections but also opportunities to examine the systems critically to make improvements that have lasting impact for everyone.
“Chocolate cake heals most, molten chocolate lava cake heals all”
“Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.” (Colleen Wilcox)
“Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” (Anonymous)
What does your average day look like: The fun part about this job is that the days are never the same. Some days I may be spending time in classrooms supporting students and teachers, other days I may be facilitating team meetings to support school initiatives. I also spend time coordinating and planning interventions and school-wide events to ensure student success. Additionally, I also have the privilege of meeting with teachers and community partners to strategize different ways to support high needs students. There is never a dull moment, except trying to catch up on paperwork 😊.
Why do you do this work: I am really hopeful that any school that is filled with loving and supporting adults who have high expectations for students and develop a love for learning, can change the life trajectory for at-risk students. I believe the connections we make with students and families have positive effects on their self-worth and their dreams for the future. I believe that we have the power to change the world, one student and one school at a time.