Educational Support Personnel of the Year
Congratulations, Mr. Porter!
Read the interview by 5th grade students Manny Crispin and Jacob Morales to find out more about Mr. Porter.
Why did you choose this career?
I chose this career because I like working with children.
Do you enjoy working with children?
Yes, I do.
Why do you like working with kids?
I enjoy working with kids because I enjoy hanging out, helping and laughing with them. It makes me feel young and it is fulfilling for me.
How do you think your life would be without this job?
Without this job my life would be less fulfilling, because I would probably be working somewhere that I don't enjoy coming to work.
Did you choose to work at this school?
Newman was in need of a paraprofessional and after the interview I was offered the job, so I chose to work at EPISD and I guess Newman chose me.
What was the hardest time you’ve been through at work?
The hardest time I have is helping students become successful; it’s hard because of scheduling.
Where did you go to school?
I attended UTEP.
How did you feel when you found out you were Newman’s Support Personnel of the Year?
I felt surprised because I had just started. I was also very thankful.