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 Getting to Know SDCOE: Language Assistant Enjoys Connecting with Students

"In a world where you can be anything, be kind."

That simple sentiment sums up Vedrana Carew's personality, she says.

Carew is an English language development assistant at Lindsay Community School. She has been with SDCOE for four years and was honored as the Classified Employee of the Month in April 2019.

"I feel greatly privileged to be able to work with such amazing and inspiring young adults – helping them in their journey to shape their lives, touching their hearts, and teaching them to respect themselves and others," she said.

The most rewarding part of her job is knowing that she has connected with students.

"It is always an honor when we have students visit us again, even after they graduate and get their lives on the track they envisioned," she said. "There is no greater honor than knowing our mission has been successful, and at the end of the day, this warms my heart."

In her free time, she loves traveling, snorkeling, diving, and spending time with her son.

"Mrs. Carew is able to create a positive and welcoming environment where all students feel appreciated," said Valentina Mills, who nominated Carew for recognition at employee of the month.