Member Spotlight: LaTessa Bennett, AIST Alabama AmeriCorps Program
Meet LaTessa Bennett, AIST Member, currently serving with W.O. Parmer Elementary School, a service site of the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team AmeriCorps program.
1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps?
I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I enjoy helping children with their learning. Also, I like being able to see a child have a smile on their face.
2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity?
I want to get professional development both in the education field and grow my networking skills.
3. What will your service focus on for the 2021-2022 program year?
My service will focus on engaging students in one-one and group instructional assistance. Also, I will increase phonic awareness, accuracy, and fluency to translate text.
4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps?
After AmeriCorps, I want to find a job in either the school system or further my education.
Thank you for your service LaTessa!