This year, OCCS has had the pleasure of working with three individuals from Americorps, who make a positive impact in our school. Lindsay Johnson has been working through this program for several years. She has been a valued asset in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades. Missy Algarin also works through Americorps and has worked almost exclusively with the 5th and 6th grade class. Christina Brown has most recently join the OCCS family and she provides gym classes and helps in various classrooms.
It has been such a wonderful experience working with people who care about the students and want to make a difference in their lives. Students gain skills and confidence as they are mentored in smaller numbers. They get extra assistance with some of their assignments and are allowed to ask questions that they may not ask in a larger setting. Through nutritional instruction and physical education, the general well-being of our students is enhanced. For these and many other reasons, we want to say, “Thank you!” to our Americorps members. They really make a difference.