By Mallory Zimmerman
As a member of Alpine Achievers Initiative serving in Monte Vista, I have been able to make an impact here that may not have been possible without my presence. Within the elementary school, I was able to assist numerous students from grades 1st-3rd. Most of these students were below grade level and made their way to grade level or even at a higher level than where they started. Providing interventions to these students helps takes tension off the staff where they can focus more on students that are more on the same level, rather than making lessons to engage all different levels. Helping in the out of school program, I was able to relieve some stress on the staff as an extra set of eyes, hands, and other support that was needed.
Mallory Zimmerman served at Bill Metz Elementary School, in Monte Vista and Kids Connection of Monte Vista.