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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!