Positive Role Model
Ashley Muniz, kindergarten assistant, has been thriving in her new role at TCS. Our parents may remember Ashley in her role as a REACH mentor. “I have a degree in Criminal Justice, but knew I wanted to work with children. Working with REACH was so much fun. I enjoyed meeting the students, interacting, helping and playing games with them while being a positive role model,” says Ashley.
“I love my new role as kindergarten assistant,” Ashley continues. “I have opportunities to help both the students and teachers. I love sharing the knowledge I learned from my teachers with the students. I am very thankful for my teachers, and for the ones here at TCS.”
“I love how TCS is a family. Everyone looks out for others, and the students brighten up each day! I love seeing how happy they are as they learn. I learn new things from them, too.”
Ashley grew up in the Bronx in New York. “I am of Hispanic heritage; my parents are from Puerto Rico and moved to New York when they were young,” she says. “Growing up, whenever I visited Florida, I would wish that I could live here, and I finally moved here this past January. A few fun facts about me are that I started baton twirling and cheerleading for a marching band at the age of 4, and continued until I was 18. I met a lot of talented people and participated in many parades. I also played softball as a 2nd baseman in high school. During my senior year, we won all the games in our division! I’m also a huge Yankees fan.”
Ashley shares her favorite Bible verse: Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10