Carol Okonski’s unwavering commitment to her students is clear and that’s why we’re pleased to feature her as this week’s #TeacherTuesday. As a Special Education/Emotional Support teacher for grades K through 2 at the Evergreen Elementary in the Perkiomen Valley Schools District, she also directs its Extended School Year (ESY) program.
When people ask, “Why do you teach emotional support?”, she has a ready answer. “I am inspired by the growth I see in the children that I teach. Every day there is something exciting or funny or touching that makes me glad I walked through the door that day. Their belief that I am there for them, that I care about them, and that it is more than just learning to read or solve math problems, that is what inspires me.”