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Paraprofessional Week is Jan. 18-23

January 20, 2010
Klint Willert

Marshall superintendent

In every school throughout the nation there are many people involved behind the scenes to make the educational experience a successful one for each student. Who provides this extra support for reading teachers? Who attends to the special needs of our students? Who provides playground and/or lunchroom supervision and all the critical operational duties in the school district? The paraprofessionals are educational support staff that provides key services to meet all the needs of our school-aged children.

In recognition for all they do, Gov. Tim Pawlenty has declared this week as Paraprofessional Week in Minnesota.

This is a week to honor those dedicated individuals in educational settings that assist special needs students. It is with pride that I publicly acknowledge the cadre of paraprofessionals in Marshall Public Schools.

They are a valued group that works under the direct supervision of the special needs instructor to enhance the learning experiences of students. Without their support and assistance our classrooms and learning environments would surely suffer.

Marshall Public Schools has more than 150 support staff that include paraprofessionals that make our public school a great public school.

On behalf of the Administration and Board of Education of Marshall Public Schools I extend our appreciation for all that our paraprofessionals do for our public schools. In fact, it's a GREAT day to be a Tiger!

Statewide Recognition of the paraprofessionals that provide an extremely important service for schools and districts across Minnesota during this week is important.

As we celebrate Paraprofessionals Week in Minnesota, I ask that you would join me in recognizing the work of our dedicated paraprofessionals and thank them for helping meet the ongoing needs of our students and our system. It is through their support that we are able to continue providing high quality programs and services for all students.

 
 

 

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