Instructional Support Services (Special Education)

My interview with Mrs. Dupree
By Shavell and Alexus of class 601

What do you do?
I work with students in small groups who need additional support with their academics.

Do you like your job?
I enjoy it very much.  I like working with children.

Do you like working here?
Yes, I do.  The students I work with need extra help and I'm rewarded when I see students make progress and know that I played a role in their success.

What was your first job?
Special Education teacher in the Bronx.  It was a class of 12 fifth grade boys and one paraprofessional.

How long have you worked at P.S. 40Q?
I've worked at P.S. 40 since 1996.

What are your plans for the future?
To retire and move to Maryland.

Why did you choose this job?
When I was in the 9th grade I met a boy who could not read.  It was then that I decided to become a teacher to teach children to read.

Interview with Mr. Fredrick, the attendance monitor 
By Alexus & Shavell from class 601

What is it like being an attendance monitor?
It is fun. I monitor student’s attendance and work with parents developing strategies that will help improve it.

Do you like your job?
I most certainly do!

Why did you become an attendance monitor?
Well, at first I was a family assistant when I realized they were similar jobs so I became an attendance monitor.

Do you find your job interesting?
I find my job extremely interesting.

How long do you work?
I work from 8:30 A.M to 3:50 P.M.  I have to monitor seven schools (including P.S.40) all day long.

What was your first job(s)?
I was a family worker..., a family assistant, and now I am currently an attendance monitor here at P.S.40.

What do you do all day long?
I look on the computer to see and count how many students are absent.

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