Former Student, Rachel Worton, comes back to Dearcroft Montessori as a Teacher’s Assistant.
“Coming back to Dearcroft has been a very nostalgic experience. I was once a former student at Dearcroft and now I am a Teacher’s Assistant in the casa classroom. I can still remember my first day at Dearcroft, I was one of the only children who didn’t cry after my parents dropped me off. I went around handing out tissues trying to make other children feel better.
On my first day as a Teaching Assistant I found myself happy to do the same thing; comforting children who were sad to leave their parents for the first time.
I don’t remember many things about the program because I was so young, however my mom told me I would work with the pink tower, and that I really enjoyed matching cards, and I was excited to wash tables everyday! It’s a good feeling watching the children do things that I experienced in the classroom as a child. And it’s a great feeling being able to see the children succeed and be full of happiness just as I was as a child.
I can honestly say that I come to work everyday happy to be at Dearcroft, just as I did as a child attending the Casa program. Working with children has its challenges but this experience thus far, has motivated me even more to pursue my career as a teacher! “