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Laney Chosen as Teacher Assistant of the Year
Exceptional Children's Pre-Kindergarten Assistant Darren Laney was chosen to represent Marvin Elementary School as Teacher Assistant of the Year. Laney, who has 11 years experience, including 3 at Marvin, loves working with the children. Brooke Rockey, the teacher in the classroom, says that "all the kids love her".
Laney has "a good relationship with the kids and engages them in all activities," says Rockey. She was even observed crawling on all fours playing in centers with the students, who are learning to play cooperatively, during a recent walk-through. She has an impressive work ethic, too, and Rockey says Laney "works more than she needs to," as she does everything she can to insure the success of her students.
When not working hard in Pre-K, Laney enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family, which includes 4 children and 4 grandchildren. She's expecting 2 more grandchildren to fill her days soon!
Laney will represent Marvin Elementary for consideration as the Union County Teacher Assistant of the Year.
Written by: Wendy Mays, Kindergarten Teacher
Posted: Nov 02, 2011 by Marni Menkin