Meet Jahneka Dillard, Teacher Assistant, the April 2018 recipient of the STAFF OF THE MONTH AWARD.
Jahneka is the teacher assistant in the LISD classroom for students with significant cognitive impairments (SCI). She went above and beyond by taking the initiative to seek out a new peer-to-peer experience for the students in the SCI classroom. Jahneka reached out to the instructors at the LISD TECH Center Building Trades program asking about potential opportunities. Together they collaborated to identify a day and an activity that the two groups of students could work on together. This event was so successful that additional dates and opportunities are being explored. Jahneka is an example of the LISD purpose statement of being innovative, inspiring, and learner-centered.