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 Molly Herb, a behavior interventionist at Rio Grande Elementary School.

What motivates you?
The kids motivate me! I love seeing their faces and smiling eyes each day. (Looking forward to the day when we can see their smiles!) Showing these kiddos that they are important and precious is what motivates me to come to work everyday.

How has your job changed due to COVID?
It was hard to work with students and their behaviors when they weren’t in the building. During remote learning, I was able to help many teachers in the building with various needs. It was also great to visit with some students as we delivered lunch and food baskets. The students are handling the ups and downs and the unknown very well. They are so resilient and it’s such a blessing to have them back.

What is something that people don’t understand about your job?
I feel as though I have many different roles in this position as Behavior Interventionist. I believe one of my most important roles is showing students how they can make good, positive choices and make decisions that will build others up, and learn to choose kindness. We all make mistakes. It’s learning from those mistakes, moving forward, and being a better person.

Why do you love VCSC/your school?
My boys were students at Rio Grande and I started working here when my youngest was in first grade. Rio Grande is a place where I hope to be an encouragement and a light for the staff and students. It’s a blessing to be a part of this great school!

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.