Paraprofessional - I have worked at St. Anthony School Programs since 1990 when I was hired at the Oakmont site, then inclusive sites at Word of God (Swissvale), St. Colman (Turtle Creek), and presently at St. Joseph (Verona) and St. Angela Merici (White Oak).
High School, Verona, PA; CCAC - Phlebotomy; Paraprofessional training at Colorado Springs, Colorado; many in-services and training's through St. Anthony's.
Length of time at St. Anthony's:
What I enjoy most about my job?
Working with the students and seeing their achievements. St. Anthony's students making bonds (true bonds of friendship) with their peers. Field trips and Inclusive Games where we get to see students we worked with in years past and how they have grown in mind, body and spirit.
Favorite classroom memory:
It always touches my heart when our students receive their sacraments and the graduations. Our students are part of the group. It is rewarding to be part of their achievements and their celebrations in life.
How I spend my free time:
Traveling - most recently to Roatan Honduras. My most favorite thing - snorkeling. Reading, walking, spending time with my children (who live far from me) and spending time with my "good girlfriends" with whom I have been blessed.
Values that mean the most to me:
Authenticity, Faith, Kindness, Peace, Tolerance