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Name: Lena Rotramel

Age: 22

Occupation: Care Room assistant at Enterprise Elementary School

City of residency: Decatur

What is your background?

I graduated from high school in Arthur and went to Lake Land College in Mattoon, where I got my Associate's degree in political science. I went to Millikin University after that for psychology.

I started as a care room assistant at Enterprise at the beginning of the school year in August 2018.

What are your job duties and your favorite part about working at Enterprise?

My job is essentially to help students to learn to regulate their emotions and respond to situations with healthy behaviors and coping mechanisms.

We have a wonderful staff that really cares for our students, and I love being able to work with kids.

What does "Montessori" mean, and what are the benefits?

Montessori means that the children are able to choose the work they want to do, and it's more about hands-on learning and creativity.

The Montessori environment really encourages individuality, creativity and self-confidence.

What are some interesting things you've learned about children since you've not had your own yet?

They are much more intuitive and resilient than they sometimes get credit for.

What are your thoughts on Enterprise and Garfield coming together next year?

I am really excited about it! It's going to be a great opportunity for us and the students.

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