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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 Mrs. Roxanne McLeod, an educational assistant at Terre Haute North High School.

What motivates you?
I am motivated by the love I have for the students. I want to do the best I can to equip, empower, and set them up for success.

How has your job changed due to COVID?
My job is primarily working directly with students. Maintaining a connection and trusting relationship with students is more of a challenge while they try and learn remotely. I’m so grateful to have most of our students back in the classroom.

What is something that people don’t understand about your job?
I think one thing people don’t understand is how connected EAs can become with the students. We get to know what they enjoy, what makes them tick, and what motivates them.

Why do you love VCSC/your school?
I love the people I work with. It is such a blessing to witness the kindness and servitude that VCSC employees, from administrators to food service staff to custodians, pour out to students each and everyday. We are a team of people dedicated to the next generation.