By Minzie Kim
The La Cañada Unified School District has a distinct Special Education program that has been developed by its dedicated teachers and staff members. Mrs. Tara Georgenes is the newest addition to this program for the new school year.
Despite her childhood dream of becoming an actress, Mrs. Georgenes has pursued a future of teaching and education instead.
“I chose teaching because I wanted to give service to kids and the community. I enjoy advocating for students that have different needs, and I enjoy trying to reach every single student and get him or her to achieve to his or her highest potential. That is why I’ve chosen to become a teacher as well as a specialist,” she said.
Mrs. Georgenes has been with the district for 10 years and counting. She began working as a homeschool teacher for grades seven through twelve, as well as teaching K1 students at Palm Crest. With a need for staff at the high school, Mrs. Georgenes moved locations this year.
Mrs. Georgenes looks forward to working with her students and using the new technology.
“I love facilitating learning using the technology at this grade level. Ten years ago, techonology like this wasn’t the norm, so I’ve been really enjoying using the technology that's available right now from the district. Putting it into practice and seeing students interact with each other using them is something I enjoy seeing.”
Mrs. Georgenes is particularly excited about the use of new technology because it gives her students the tools needed to express themselves and what they want to do.
“I hope to influence my students to use the tools that we have been giving them for the past four years and come to make their own informed responsible choices when making life commitments or deciding their opinion on important issues,” she said.
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