Earlier this month Salnave Elementary paraeducator Saralynn Kerr was surprised on the playground with flowers and balloons and the news that she had been selected as the Cheney Public Schools Classified Employee of the Year.
“I’m still a little bit blown away,” Kerr said. “It was very fun. The kids thought I was getting married, which was cool.”
The role of a paraeducator is to do whatever is necessary to help teachers, which includes helping students get on and off school buses and supervising recess.
“It’s often a million hats,” she said. “It also makes it fun because every day is different. I think that’s why I like working
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