Education Assistants, FeatureStory
How long have you been working at Connect Charter School?
I am now in my sixth year.
What is your educational/professional background?
Life has really taught me the most and continues to do so, however in 2013 I decided it was time for a mid-life career change and I applied to the Educational Assistant program at Mount Royal University. It was quite surreal receiving a university acceptance letter and I was never more excited to jump into my new career!
What brought you to Connect?
I was one of the lucky ones that was sent to Connect for an EA practicum. It was very hard saying goodbye on my last day, but it was my good fortune when a new EA position became available the following school year and I was the lucky candidate.
What do you consider the best part of working at our school?
As an educational assistant, I get to do the best part of my job all day, everyday, just by being with all the kiddos. They are all gems!
Tell us a bit about your family.
I have adult children, it is very hard to believe sometimes but they actually do become adults. While they are very busy carving out their new lives as adults, I continue to be their biggest fan and love cheering them along. While our life is full and busy, I love taking walks along the Bow River with my husband and our dog. It is the most amazing way to wind down at the end of the day.
What do you like to do when you’re not at Connect? I like to do a wide variety of things and doing new things. Most recently I rode a bike for the first time since I was about 18!
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