Question: Can you describe your position at The Day School?
I am currently a teacher for high school aged students. I work with students with autism and other disabilities. I’ve been working at The Day School for over nine years now. I started worked at TDS as a teacher’s aide in 2013 and began working as a teacher the next year.
Q: Why did you choose to work in education?
I think working in education is something I’ve always known I was going to do from a very young age. I love learning, I love helping others learn, and I especially love when I’m able to help others find the joy in learning. I love the challenge of education in making things fun, meaningful, and accessible for all students and in a variety of domains.
The little “wins” and the big “wins” make for a good day. Whether the highlights are steppingstones to something bigger or the big accomplishments themselves, they’re equally important and really make the day something special. - Tina Lysun
Q: What makes a “good day” at school?
The “wins” make for an amazing day at school. When that skill or concept a student has been struggling with finally clicks with them. Or when we as staff recognize a strategy to help a student understand a concept better. When you see the generalization of skills from the desk to away from the desk in the natural environment. When your student who may not be as social with others, initiates genuine social interaction with a peer or staff. A group where all students are engaged and learning at their differentiated level. The little “wins” and the big “wins” make for a good day. Whether the highlights are steppingstones to something bigger or the big accomplishments themselves, they’re equally important and really make the day something special.
Q: What is your favorite thing about working at The Day School?
My fellow coworkers who work here are something else, something special that’s hard to explain. The teachers, paraprofessionals, therapists, and support staff are something that’s unmatched. Their level of care and drive to support student outcomes is remarkable. The way fellow team members have been able to support myself and others is something special as well, whether it be compassion for things that may be going on, assistance in learning something new, or support from day-to-day functions in the classroom. There’s mutual feeling of dignity and respect amongst our team and that attitude makes for a really encouraging environment for our students.
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