I am relatively new to the SDSS family & Board as I was recently elected at the AGM in the Spring of 2015. I have been a Student Support Services Teacher in Regina Catholic Schools for 14 years, 12 of those years within an integrated preschool setting. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with students with a variety of abilities and gifts each and every day.
The top 5 reasons I became an educator…
1. I was inspired by one of my very own teachers to go in to the profession.
2. I value & enjoy learning just as much as my students (sometimes even more).
3. I have the opportunity to build authentic and meaningful relationships with my students and their families.
4. I believe that all children are competent and capable learners.
5. I want to make a difference in the lives of ALL my students.
So…I guess this is what lead me to a position on the Board of the Saskatchewan Down Syndrome Society. I wanted to make a difference in the lives of others and in my short time on the Board, have found ways to do this through advocacy and mentoring others.
November 1-7, 2015 is National Down Syndrome Awareness Week. Take some time this week to reflect on the opportunities you have been given in life because someone you know could #SeeTheAbility in you!
“Be the change you wish to see in the world”
Board Member, SDSS