Every Monday, we highlight one of our Literacy Mentors from an I Would Rather Be Reading learning hub to learn more about the work they do and their experiences working with our students. Today, we'll share our conversation with Kelsey who is the site director at our Jacobs learning hub.
Tell us who you are and what your role is here!
"Hi, my name is Kelsey! I'm the site director at the Jacobs Learning Hub. I check kids in when they arrive, I communicate with the students' parents and teachers, and make sure that they're on their meetings, participating in their classes, and completing their homework."
What is one memory of working with your students that has had an impact on you?
"One of my favorite memories is when we first started coming to this site. At first, a bunch of our students were really nervous and afraid to leave their parents, and now they are ready to jump out of the car and are so excited to see their tutors! It is one of the best feelings I could possibly have coming to work and I love it."
What do you most look forward to at work?
"I love to see the lightbulb go off whenever they are getting their multiplication tables, or learning how to read and spell things. They completely light up and that is my favorite part of seeing them learn."
Why is the learning hub important to our students?
"These learning hubs are super important for our students because they need a solid place to go with an internet connection, people who can help them one-on-one and have the time, space and energy to focus on them and their schoolwork. We're really trying to help these kids succeed and learn by giving them the resources they need to do the best they can in school."
Thank you, Kelsey!