My mission as a Instructional Aide and Substitute Teacher is to motivate, encourage, and support students by providing a safe and loving environment to learn and grow socially, emotionally, and cognitively. I will treat students as individuals and try to meet their intellectual and emotional needs. I will strive to mold students into independent thinkers that try to find solutions for themselves, and help to build a sense of excitement for life-long leaning. I will do my best to instill in them the benefits of leadership and being a team-player. We are all leaders in some capacity!