Bilingual Family Literacy PreK Teacher
Why Briya? Because it aligns with my values.
Before I moved to the US from Colombia in 2009, I worked as a teacher in an orphanage. When I came to this country, I knew that I wanted to work with young children, people living in poverty, and with immigrants. I was looking for a place where I could serve children not only with the best of my professional abilities but with my whole self.
I found all of this at Briya. I love the model and I love the population we have here. At Briya, one of our fundamental guiding principles is respect towards the human beings we work with, no matter their racial, ethnic, religious, or cultural differences. I love that staff at Briya are always focused on others. Every day since I’ve started working here, I wake up with my heart full when I think of starting another day helping “my” children and their families.
Briya is more than a place of work. Friends in the same field say, “Briya is different.” Coming to work every day fills me professionally and also spiritually. You can feel there is respect not only for the students but also among coworkers. The environment feels like you’re part of a family. I feel happy to be part of a group of people who are passionate about doing their best for the families we serve.