According to the MN Dept. of Education, Paraprofessionals may work in a variety of positions in a school district including, but not limited to, instructional assistants, pupil support assistants, special education paraprofessionals, job coaches, lunch room and playground assistants, hall monitors and media center assistants. Many teacher assistants work primarily or exclusively with students who have special educational needs. Their duties vary according to the needs of the student from physical assistance and care to behavioral management and academic assistance. In Minnesota, paraprofessionals must meet specific locally developed requirements depending on the role and duties they are assigned.
In the Lester Prairie School District, we have 8 paraprofessionals that work with our students. They are a group of kind, compassionate men and women that assist our students with whatever they may need throughout the day. Many of our paraprofessionals go above and beyond to ensure the students have a great educational experience each and every day! They are all extremely cooperative and don’t hesitate a minute when we have to make changes to the schedule or if someone else needs assistance. Many, many thanks to each and every one of you for your giving spirit, friendly smile, and big heart! We all appreciate you and what you bring to the students and staff of Lester Prairie Schools! J
From Cathy Scoblic, Lester Prairie Schools.