In our classroom, we wouldn't be able to learn and explore as much as we do on an individual basis without our amazing paraprofessionals! This year, we have the great privildge of having four brilliant paras (three a day).
I began working at Spectrum Academy at the beginning of January. I will be in Miss Karisa's class everyday and am enjoying getting to know all of the students! Before Spectrum, I was working as a one on one care giver for a family with autism for 3 years in Connecticut. I came to Spectrum to be closer to my younger brother, who is also a student in another class. I am currently taking classes at UVU to further my education in Speech Pathology. In my spare time, I love going to concerts, traveling, eating any and all pastries, and obsessing over Duke Basketball. I look forward to the rest of the school year and watching your kids progress!
I just started at Spectrum January 2017. I have worked with all of the grades K-5 so far as a floater and 1st grade is my favorite by far! I am in Miss Karisa's class now everyday Monday - Friday and I love it. I have lived in Utah my entire life. I grew up in Highland, and now my husband and I live in Orem. Some of my favorite hobbies involve cars, planes, and music. I studied at Utah Valley University in Aviation Science. I earned my Private Pilot's License through UVU, and then switched my major to Mathematics and Education. I volunteered abroad for a year and a half in Belgium and the Netherlands and fell in love with old European architecture. I love working these kids. It has been as absolute pleasure to help them learn here at Spectrum Academy.
Ashley (M, W, F)
I worked at Spectrum Academy last year as a part time paraprofessional and I am so excited to be back! I'm still working part time and will be here Monday, Wednesday, and Friday's, and attending school Tuesday's and Thursday's, at Utah Valley University. My end goal with school is to get my masters degree in psychology and be a counselor. I enjoy hiking, concerts, napping, and traveling. Some of my favorite places I've been are Thailand and San Francisco. I love a good adventure, and look forward to this years adventure with the students!