Every Saturday, we highlight a non-teaching staff member on our Facebook and Twitter (@vcsc_teamvigo) account, turning Saturday into #Staffurday to introduce you to some of the people who make school happen!

Every year is a great year to celebrate our staff, but this year has shined a bright light on the flexibility and compassion of our incredible staff.

Today, meet Maggie Hummel, an educational assistant at Dixie Bee Elementary School.

What motivates you?
I want to help each student learn and grow in their own way.  I truly feel as if they are my children, I want them to be the most successful they can be.  It is so rewarding to see a student reach their goal.

How has your job changed due to COVID?
I have had to be flexible and adapt to all of the changes and carry on with daily duties.  I am also trying to instill that into my students, so they can feel safe and comfortable.

What is something that people don’t understand about your job?
The children find their way into your heart, and can often times change your life.  You become invested in them and truly want them to succeed.

Why do you love VCSC/your school?
I attended Dixie Bee along with my brother, sister, and my daughter.  It has always had a special place in my heart. I love that I get to go to work each day and feel appreciated and like I am among family.

Be sure to check back on Wednesday as we highlight another teacher for #RedforEd Wednesday! We’ll continue both campaigns through the end of the school year.