Thursday, January 5, 2012

January Spotlight Staff Member

This month's spotlight staff member is: Michelle Stankevicius from the Professional Development team.  Let's find out more about Michelle:

SLI: How did you become involved with SLI?
MS: I was a teacher at Maria Saucedo Academy and SLI was providing professional development workshops for the staff. I got to know more about the people and mission.  I left teaching after my second child was born to spend more time with my family and work part time for SLI.

SLI: Why did you choose to become involved in education?
MS: I always wanted to be a teacher.  I love working with kids.  I love seeeing the faces of children light up with then understanding something new!

SLI: Now for the fun stuff. Which celebrity do you most often get mistaken for?
MS: Well, I have been told that I look like the country singer Trisha Yearwood. I'm not so sure about that.

SLI: Did your parents ever tell you why they chose your name? Is there a good story behind it?
MS: My mom says I was named after the Beatles song, "Michelle." My dad says I was named after Mickey Mantle.

SLI: If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
MS: I think a periwinkle blue. It's a fun, calming color.

SLI: What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
MS: I love egg nog flavored ice cream.

SLI: What grade in school was your favorite and why?
MS: I will have to say that my college years were my favorite. I made some of my very best friends in college and I loved my teachers.

SLI: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?
MS: My three children have a total of six pets: two cats, two guinea pigs and 2 fish. Just don't ask me if I like the pets. LOL

Thanks, Michelle! Stay tuned for more Spotlight Staff Members!!