Brenda Moomey has been dedicated to the Hamilton school district for over 20 years now, dating back to her time as the W.I.S.H. coordinator at Bentheim Elementary.
For the past four years, Ms. Moomey has served as a Positive Behavior Support paraprofessional at Hamilton Elementary and has loved every second of it.
"This is the spot for me," Ms. Moomey smiled, "It's rewarding daily to see the growth in the students and the joy and happiness when they discover new things and accomplish things that they maybe thought were hard or unobtainable."
Ms. Moomey helps students with behavioral support but also mental breaks from the classroom and ensuring every student has the ability to become the best version of themselves.
"Our PBS parapro is kind of a specialty area where we deal with behavior interventions and student support outside of academic needs. For example, emotional support and offering breaks as a chance to step out of the classroom as we step along side of them on that path to being the best student they can be."
Hamilton Community Schools is in dire need of paraprofessionals across our district buildings. Moomey invites anyone to come forward and assist the students.
"If you have even a little bit of time to share and get your foot in the door in whatever role you can, you'll find that these kids just have so much to share. As much as we share in education, they are educating us everyday. Walking that path together is so wonderful," she added.
And as she puts it, she's helping to better the Hamilton community well into the future.
"I think it helps the staff and adults to be better in our community and realize how these students will impact our community down the road and how it all ties in together."