PLAYING A VITAL ROLE IN SCHOOL
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz proclaimed the week of Jan. 23-29 as Paraprofessional Recognition Week. Minneota Public Schools is glad to have the opportunity to recognize the significant and important role that paraprofessionals play in our school district.
Minneota paraprofessionals include: Brianna Anderson, Faith Beisler, Denise Buysse, Sally Campbell, Brittney Engels, Becky Esping, Janet Faris, Kathy Fier, Sharon Fox, Stephanie Freeman, Caryn Hetland, Jessica Laleman, Vicki Lozinski, Denise Micken, Sandy Minnehan, Zita Miskiniene, Brenna Schuttler, Marlys Skaar, Brandi Stefansen, Tami Tolk, and Robin Boe Traen.
These paraeducators spend their days doing a variety of instructional and supervisory tasks, including everything from working with students on math and reading to helping students learn and perform various life skills. They play in important role in the overall educational process and are a critical part of the success we have. We are proud of our paraprofessionals – for their tireless work to support students and teachers, and they are essential to the mission of our district and the success of our students.
The role of a paraprofessional, according to the National Resource Center for Paraprofessionals in Minnesota, is an employee of a school district that serves as an additional support for educators. This week, we celebrate our thanks and gratitude for these staff members.