Not everyone is lucky enough to go to a job they enjoy, but fortunately for me, I am one of those people! I started working for Spectrum 15 years ago when my sister learned about an Instructional Aide position and encouraged me to apply. Since my first day on the job, working for Spectrum has given me the chance to live out my passion of working with children.

Spectrum students are extraordinary, and the specialized education we provide makes a huge impact on their lives. Every day I am motivated to come to work because I help provide these students with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in school and in life. I help our students hit milestones they didn’t think were possible and seeing them succeed drives me to do my best for them every single day.

Working on Spectrum’s campus is like working with family. Several of my colleagues have worked here for 8, 10 or even 20 years. We understand each other, and we are always there to offer support both professionally and personally. We know we have each other’s backs if we are having a challenging day, if we need to call in sick or we just need a little extra help in a classroom. This tremendous level of support from my coworkers, the teachers and the Spectrum administrators is a huge part of why I have worked here for so many years.

If you are looking for a job where you can live your passion for helping kids, Spectrum is right for you. Knowing I play a role in helping our students become more independent and successful makes being an Instructional Aide a very rewarding career.