Wendy Berg of McPherson, Kansas has been a paraeducator for 21 years and recently received the Exceptional Opportunity of the Year Award from the Kansas Council for Exceptional Children. From the article:
“Wendy Berg is an outstanding teacher,” said Klenda, who noted that, although a licensed teacher, Berg prefers working one-on-one with students as a para, instead of having her own classroom and being in front of large groups. Collaboration with special education teachers and regular classroom teachers is an important part of doing the work that paraeducators do in Kansas schools, and Berg excels at this aspect of the job.
Read the article to learn how Wendy uses reinforcements and why she enjoys working as a paraeducator.
Link to Article: Berg receives KCEC ‘Exceptional' award