The things paras do

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National Paraprofessionals Appreciation Day took place on April 2. It’s funny how we have a national day, but when I mention my occupation to most people they are clueless.

We are the fine-tuned eyes and ears in these classrooms and hallways. We embrace the academic challenges that many people are blind to. And thank you for all the appreciation — but no matter how little recognition we receive, we will continue to support our children through the multifaceted challenges of school and provide tons of encouragement. (Especially during test time!)

Veronica Seda Perez, Archimedes Academy for Math, Science & Technology Applications, the Bronx
(via Facebook)

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