Way to go Cindy Retzlaff on being selected as a Granite School District Paraeducator of the Year.
Cindy is an amazing asset to our special education program at Oakwood Elementary. Any perspective employees that are looking to become paraeducators would gain remarkable knowledge from observing Cindy. She possesses effective management, student rapport, strong instructional background knowledge, and superb program implementation. Cindy epitomizes what an effective paraeducator within Granite School District, and the state of Utah should be. Cindy is openly committed to helping students achieve, both academically and socially. She is a self-motivated, driven individual, and she transfers her passion of learning to the students she works with. She encourages students to do and be the best they can be. Students feel comfortable and accepted working with Cindy, and respond well when given redirection. She has much patience and empathy towards students, and always treat them with respect.