Richardson Early Learning Community School
Head Start Instructor
What motivated your career in education?
As a teenager, I knew I wanted to work with children in some capacity. I was fascinated with how toddlers perceived and explored their environment. After I graduated high school, I worked at my church’s daycare, working with infants and toddlers. In addition, I began taking child development courses and worked for KCMC Child Development Center as a Teacher Assistant before being promoted to a lead teacher position.
What message about public education do you want to share?
Public education offers a quality education to all children in a community who consist of various cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. Public schools are able to provide services for students with disabilities through the Exceptional Ed Program at no cost to the families. In addition, Head Start plays an important role in public education. We work closely with the families through home visits/conferences, helping to set family goals, encourage parent involvement, and implement learning that is hands-on and meets the individual needs of the children. Plus, each family works with a family advocate for support and those advocates act as a liaison for resources. More than just benefitting families, public education benefits the WHOLE family!