Connecting with the community: Earl Boyles hires parents as preschool assistants
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
See a video of Andrea Lopez Thorsnes in action.
“It’s playing, my whole day is playing. That’s what it feels like to me,” says preschool assistant Andrea Lopez Thorsnes. She’s smiling from ear to ear. Moments before, she was in a preschool classroom at southeast Portland’s Earl Boyles Elementary School, site of the Early Works initiative. Since September, Lopez Thorsnes has worked there as an assistant teacher. She is an Earl Boyles parent and...