Mrs. Janell Earl, a native of North Carolina, is one of our hard-working and dedicated paraprofessionals. She attended Appalachian State University where she earned a B.S. in Elementary Ed. (1-8). Mrs. Earl taught in the Shelby and Charlotte-Mecklenburg school systems (6th and 8th grades) before her two children were born. She was active in their schools as they moved from Charlotte to Atlanta, then to Greenville, S.C., and then back to Atlanta. She worked in the Cobb County system as an supply teacher and a substitute for many years before she began working as a paraprofessional. She loves working with her students and helping them to be successful in school. She says that she especially enjoys seeing their faces when they perform above even their own expectations.
Mrs. Earl enjoys gardening and going to the beach with family during the summer. She has given up tennis, but loves to walk in her neighborhood. She is active in her church and has especially enjoyed and benefited from a program in the women's ministry. Mrs. Earl was able to go to China with other volunteer teachers and teach English to Chinese middle school teachers in a Chinese middle school. During her three trips to China, she was also able to visit the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and many other places that she said she never dreamed she would ever see. Mrs. Earl has gone with the group to Thailand twice- to teach and work at orphanages. She even rode an elephant in the countryside on one of her trips.
Mrs. Earl states that her greatest joy is her grandchildren. She has a four year old granddaughter and a grandson who is two. They live in Andover, MA, so she doesn't get to see them as much as she would like. She said, "I love what I do, and I love my life. I look forward to a great year working with the teachers and students at Mabry this year." Her kindness and dedication to our students make her an invaluable part of our staff.
Posted by Dr. Tyson