Paraprofessional, Muskegon, MI - June 13, 2015
There is no typical day when working here, you never know what kinds of personalities the students will have that day, if they will be willing to work and cooperate or ready to put up a fight of a life time. I learned a lot about patience, I learned working here that how you approach a situation greatly affects it's outcome and that you have to always remember there is more to someone than what meet's the eye. I have great co-workers, everyone is always ready to lend a helping hand, listen to you vent about what susie q just put you through in math class. They work as a team and always try to come together to figure out what is best for the students in every aspect of life. The hardest part of my job is having to deal with those unruly students but not really knowing what the real problem is, are they really just disrespectful or is there something going on at home and this is their cry for help or their anger is the only way for them to deal so I just happen to be the one who was there to be their verbal punching bag also those students that have learning disabilities but have parents unwilling to see that and want us to fix them, it's hard to fix what we don't know is broken but we do our best. The most enjoyable part of my job of course is the students and spending everyday making a difference in their life. When you have a student struggling with something and you work on that with them for a few days and all of a sudden you see it in their eyes, that they understand exactly what you are saying, THAT is the best part of my job!!