From Pennsylvania, a news story about paraprofessionals involved in a contract negotiations. Paraprofessionals from the Bethel Park School District recently attended a school board meeting to help those present better understand their work. Jan Sterrett, president of the paraprofessional union said:
We believe that there are some misperceptions and misconceptions in our school board about what we do... They think we come in and babysit children all day long.
Later in the article, another quote from Theresa Mavrich, vice president of the group:
We want to raise the awareness that we actually are part of the educational team and we do work academically with many of the students and provide valuable services to the district.
What other ways do you think people can be made aware of the important work that paraprofessionals do?