Spotlight On: Mr. Over
Mr. James Over is a paraprofessional currently working on his teaching degree. He is student teaching with Mrs. Reinke’s 2nd grade class! We asked him a few questions so everyone could get to know him better.
Tells us a little about your life before coming to Grand Ridge:
I worked at the YMCA for 5 years as a camp counselor and then also as a Program Supervisor, which helped me see structured childcare inside and out. This was the job I would consider the most fun that I’ve ever been part of.
This will be the end of my second year as a Grand Ridge Staff member, however, through the YMCA, I also worked for a year as a PlayEVERYDAY coach at recess on the playground at Grand Ridge.
Favorite food: General Tso's Chicken
Favorite children’s book: Holes by Louis Sachar
Favorite sports team: Sounders FC
Favorite weekend activity in the Spring: Playing soccer outdoors
Best thing about being at Grand Ridge so far:
Working with the staff has been the highlight of my experience. The staff are always helpful, kind and brilliant about the way they help their students and I appreciate their creativity and professionalism.