Teachers are certainly at the forefront of a child’s education in both public and private school districts.
But paraeducators and associates (these terms have been known to be interchangeable depending on the school district) play a crucial role in the classroom, too.
At the Woodbine School and Logan-Magnolia School districts, teachers are really appreciative of the paras and all they do.
“I couldn’t do my job without them,” said Megan Kuhlmann, a preschool teacher at the WCSD, of the need for these individuals to be in the classrooms on a regular basis.
Depending on the teacher and the day of the week, the duties of a para or associate can vary quite a bit.
But often these men and women can be found working with students individually or managing the class while a teacher is working with a small group of kiddos or needs to step out quick to conduct some business outside the room.
Read the rest of this feature story in the February 3 issue of your hometown newspaper, The Twiner-Herald!