Para Spotlight: The Dynamic Foursome

Story submitted by Taya Johnson, Behavior Specialist, Davis Special Education Department Do you have a story to share? Ask almost anyone in the Davis School District if they are aware of a team of Paraeducators who appears to have super-human powers for working with behaviorally challenging students and you will be told, “Yes!” The job … Read more Para Spotlight: The Dynamic Foursome

Paraeducator Diane Sangelo Given a Thank You on Oprah

Diane Sangelo worked with Rago Blair’s son Isaac Rago from grade school all the way up through high school. She developed a special bond with Isaac over the years as she helped him to go from a wheelchair to walking on his own and learning basic sign language to communicate. Her devotion has extended beyond … Read more Paraeducator Diane Sangelo Given a Thank You on Oprah

A First Year Teacher Finds a Hero in Her Paraeducator

A teacher named Tami recounts an experience from her first year of teaching: My kids continued to grow and develop as learners in a happy and caring classroom community. I cannot however, take credit for all their success. I had a para educator who was in my classroom most of the day, specifically for 3 … Read more A First Year Teacher Finds a Hero in Her Paraeducator

Utah Paraeducator Honored

Spanish Fork Junior High (Utah) paraeducator Lesley Johnson was recently named the Nebo School District’s Secondary Resource Paraeducator of the Year. From the article: “I feel like I can’t do my job without her,” said Spanish Fork Junior High teacher Katrina Davenport. “She’s so dedicated and devoted to helping people.” Johnson said she’s had students … Read more Utah Paraeducator Honored

Paraprofessional Thank you

I missed this when it was posted back in May, but it is good enough that it is still worth sharing. Below is a blog post where a kind teacher takes the time to publicly thank her two paraprofessionals at the end of the school year:

I am dedicating this blog post to my two Para-Professionals that I work with, Mrs. Rogers and Mr. Nelson. Both have made my year spectacular and I truly mean that I could not have made it without them.

Teacher Assistant Nominated for State Award

From Ocala, Florida, a well done article on Katrina Lamar, a 24-year veteran teacher assistant who was selected as Marion County’s School-Related Person of the Year. From Superintendent of Schools Jim Yancey: “In addition to her family and professional commitments, and as a breast cancer survivor, she helps counsel others facing difficult times with this … Read more Teacher Assistant Nominated for State Award