Last name: Carrie Jarvis

School: Springfield Junior / Senior High School

School district: Local schools in Springfield

Job title: Teaching assistant

How long in the neighborhood: 22 years old

Family: I am married to an adult son

What’s the most rewarding part of your job? The most rewarding part of my job is getting to know each student.

What is the most difficult? The hardest part of my job isn’t always figuring out what a non-verbal student might need.

If you didn’t do this what would you be? If I wasn’t doing this job I would be in some sort of law enforcement or interior designer.

Tell us something about the students you deal with that most people don’t know or like. Most people don’t know that we spend many years with a student compared to a year or two.

How to relax after a long day at work? I relax after work spending time with my family and my dog, Gucci.

What is the responsibility of your position that you didn’t know existed before you accepted it?? What I didn’t realize about my position was the strong bond I was going to forge with so many students over the years.

District explains nomination: Carrie Jarvis has worked with many of our students with special needs. Carrie is a compassionate and dedicated employee. Carrie takes the time to connect with students and learn about their unique needs and learning styles. She shows patience through the most difficult times while expecting students to achieve their goals. Carrie develops their independence by bringing consistency to our students. Students turn to her for advice and support. Carrie not only works well with students, but also with her colleagues. She helps others learn the skills they need to work with our students. She takes initiative, acquires the necessary essential skills and teaches in a professional and caring manner.

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