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Renita Byrd
Teacher Assistant Kindergarten
Renita Byrd serves as a teacher's assistant at Whitefield Academy. Before coming to Whitefield, she worked in the banking industry for over 20 years, serving as an operations officer of a savings and loans bank in California. She is currently working towards her bachelor's degree in elementary education.

On a professional note

Why I love my job:
Being a teacher’s assistant for kindergarten is a very rewarding experience. I look forward to coming to work each day. Every day is different and poses unique challenges. The most spectacular thing is seeing the light come on when a child goes from “I think I can,” to “I did it!” I literally watch the growth and expansion of their minds. Best of all, I get dozens of hugs every day.

On a personal note

Portland, Oregon and Altadena, California