It's that time again, back to school for a new academic year! This year, students from pre-kinder through 3rd grade will be attending classes in our preschool and learning center.
In the Yspaniola preschool, teachers Johnny and Yohanna are excited to come back to school after the summer break!
Yohanna told us: “I love teaching here at Yspaniola and am very excited for this academic year. We always are sure to mix lots of care, love, and respect in with our educational curriculum and I can see the effects of this throughout the community. I see the way our students influence other children in the Batey who aren’t old enough to come to classes or do not attend school, teaching them educational songs and providing them with a positive influence. It makes me feel very proud of what I do.”
Johnny said: "I feel very motivated about coming back to classes because it makes me feel like I'm doing something good when I'm teaching kids and helping prepare them to construct a better society. I love this job and I love educating the children and watch then grow into good people that will one day be able to contribute to their families, their community, and the country they live in.”
Yspaniola classes began Monday, September 12th while public school classes began Wednesday, September 21st. Classes at the public schools and the Yspaniola learning center were both canceled for two days for safety concerns in light of Hurricane Fiona. Although the hurricane caused flooding in the Batey, the damage was minor in comparison to other parts of the island.
Thankfully all of our students and staff were able to stay safe, and our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected.