I called my mentor and cried. My mentor said to march right into the principal’s office and tell her there is no way I could do it. The principal smiled, said, “Yes you can,” and walked away.
Paraprofessionals are essential to effective special education teams. By preparing them, appreciating them, and supporting them, schools become more successful and kids thrive.
With so much competition for a slice of district budgets, how do schools meet ALL needs? Well, the short answer is that they probably can’t, but that doesn’t stop them from trying. And while there may be shortages in staff, there is no shortage of dedicated professionals giving their all to help kids.
As a parent of an exceptional student, we understand that you want to partner with your child’s school to ensure the best programming. We help you understand what inclusion is, how it can benefit children with and without disabilities, and what recommendations are research-based.