VPI Class (Mrs. Taylor/Ms. Williams)
My role as an educator is to help in all areas of the classroom. Beginning with greeting the students in the hallway each morning and asking them whether they have brought a lunch or will be buying it and ending with walking the bus riders to their buses. These everyday interactions build relationships and trust. I help to support the students as they learn and we build community together. I guide students towards independence and help them gain stamina for a full day of work and play.
I have been working for Arlington Public Schools for 5 years. My first position was as Staff for the Extended Day Program (2015). I have worked at various schools in this position. In 2018, I worked as a long-term substitute at Hoffman-Boston Elementary. During my assignment at Hoffman-Boston, I was offered a Pre-K Special Education Assistant position. Currently, I’m a VPI Assistant at Hoffman-Boston and this is my second year as Co-teacher. I believe working with children is fun and rewarding. I love that no single day is the same. Also, I’m impressed by their endless energy, honesty, creativity and flexibility. My students motivate me to be a better person.
I have taken up cooking this summer and love it. I play basketball in some of my free time and always enjoy spending time with my family.