Member Spotlight: Lavaras Peagler, Instructional Assistant

Meet Lavaras Peagler. Lavaras serves with the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team at W.O. Parmer Elementary. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? The motivation to join AmeriCorps came from me wanting to be a positive male role model to younger students in the community. Being a young male role model is important for those students who don’t have one in their everyday life. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? At the end of this service opportunity I would like to have made a positive impact on students in the school system. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? The service focus will be providing direct support to economically disadvantaged

Member Spotlight: Talisa Reaves, Instructional Assistant

Meet Talisa Reaves, she serves with the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team at W.O. Parmer Elementary. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? My love for children is what motivated me to join AmeriCorps. I have four small children and it allows me to be more active in their lives. Being an AmeriCorps member also gives me more knowledge and experience. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to gain experience from this service opportunity. I do believe this service experience will take me far. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? My service will focus on helping students become the best they can be and to boost their confidence by i

Member Spotlight: Candis Moorer, Instructional Support Team Member

Meet Candis Moorer, she serves with the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team at Greenville Elementary. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I knew I wanted to make a difference in the lives of youth. I love working with children and I love to help where and when help is needed. I saw what AmeriCorps was all about and what all they do. I knew after my research that it would be a great fit. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? Being that my background is mostly in education, I would like to gain as much experience as I can in the education field to make sure I am making the right decision and serve the best I can in the education field. What will your service focus on

Member Spotlight: Mike Earnest, Instructional Assistant

Meet Mike Earnest, he serves with the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team at Greenville Elementary. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? To serve my community and make a difference in my community and take advantage of the education award. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? Help me serve Greenville Elementary to be the best it can be academically. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? Providing direct support to economically disadvantaged students in order to improve performance in literacy and/or math as to better provide a successful future. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? I hope I will be able to still to work with children in But

Member Spotlight: Latoria Howard, Instructional Assistant

Meet Latoria Howard, she serves with the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team at W.O. Parmer Elementary What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because you get to help a child improve and progress in ways that have a major impact on their future. I also wanted to be able to see a child’s smile knowing you have made a wonderful impact on them. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to get experience with helping a child and helping that child understand the importance of education out of this service opportunity as well. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? Providing direct support to economically di

Member Spotlight: Jeremy Clemmons, Instructional Assistant

Meet Jeremy Clemmons, he serves with the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team with the Bright Beginnings Pre-K program. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I enjoy seeing children happy. If your just give a child a second of your time, that can make a huge impact in their life. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I want children to understand that they do mater. They should never feel as though they have no one to talk to. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? Bright Beginnings provides direct support to economically disadvantaged children in a Pre-K program to develop school readiness skills in terms of social and/or emotional development,

Member Spotlight: Davida Hayden, Instructional Assistant

Meet Davida Hayden. Davida serves with the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team at W.O. Parmer Elementary. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I knew it would be a grate opportunity to serve and give back to my community. I also was motivated to join because children are our future and I want to be a positive role model in their foundational learning. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to get as much classroom and educational experience out of this service opportunity. Also, I would like to get out as much professional and ethical training from this service opportunity as possible. What will your service foc

Member Spotlight: Andrew Jones, Instructional Assistant

Meet Andrew Jones, he serves with the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team at W.O. Parmer Elementary. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I wanted the opportunity to work with students. I felt that I could be a positive role model and I could make a difference in the lives of students. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to grow as a person. I believe this service opportunity will give me a lot of life experience. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? my service will focus on providing support to the students that are at an economic disadvantage. My service will strive to improve performance in literacy and math. What are your

Member Spotlight: Derrick Atkins, Instructional Assistant

Meet Derrick Atkins, he serves with the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team at the Georgiana School. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? Knowing that I would be helping kids in the community really motivated me to join AmeriCorps. I was also motivated by this opportunity because it would bring me one step closer to my dream of being a teacher. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to get experience in working with kids that are struggling in school. I also would like the experience of getting to hear and learn from different teaching philosophies. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? my focus will be to help improve student per

Member Spotlight: Clayton McMeans Jr., Instructional Support Team Member

Meet Clayton McMeans Jr., he serves with the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team at Greenville Middle School. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I joined AmeriCorps so I can help give back to the community. I wanted to help guide troubled students to the right path for success. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to get a great learning experience out of this service opportunity. I want to be able to see that I’ve made a change in the lives of the children I serve. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? providing support to economically disadvantaged students in order to improve literacy and/or math as measured by pre-and post

Member Spotlight: Morgan Wells, Instructional Aide

Meet Morgan Wells. Morgan serves with the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team at the McKenzie School. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I wanted to be the kind of role model for someone that I needed when I was younger. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to grow as a person and make a real difference to someone in my community. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? providing direct support to economically disadvantaged children in 2nd grade in order to improve performance in literacy and math measured by pre- and post-standardized tests to demonstrate improved academic performance.

Member Spotlight: LaQuanda Smith, Instructional Aide

Meet LaQuanda Smith, she serves with the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team at the McKenzie School. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I joined AmeriCorps because I love to give back to my community. I have a passion for working with children because I believe everyone should be given a wonderful opportunity at life. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to gain from this opportunity the essential tools that would be needed to get through life’s everyday challenges. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? Providing direct support to economically disadvantaged students in order to improve performance literacy and math as measured

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