Having worked ten years in a K-8 school district as a paraprofessional, I encountered a close family feeling in each school that I had the pleasure to work in. When I came to District 210, I anticipated to feel welcome, but in a more detached manner due to the large population of students, faculty, and administration. I was wrong, because on my first day at Lincoln-Way Central, I was welcomed and made to feel like part of the LWC family. Within the first year at Lincoln-Way Central, I dealt with two major health crises within my family. I received an abundance of concern and support from my colleagues in the Special Services Department for not only me, but also my family. I knew at that moment I had found an extended family. I have entered my fourth year at LWC and each day I have the pleasure of assisting and interacting with amazing students that bring a smile to my face. Every teacher I have worked with has made me feel like an integral part of the classroom dynamics. I thoroughly enjoy coming to work each day. While taking the leap and changing districts after 10 years of service was a bit daunting, I have landed in school where the personnel and students make me feel welcomed, supported, and encouraged, both in the classroom and out.
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