Lawanza Lane

Lawanza Lane

"I enjoy working at Mary Cariola Children's Center because it’s a place that when you wake up in the morning it will be filled with new and exciting challenges. Not everyone can say they work with amazing colleagues and a supervisor who is supportive of creativity and promotes professional growth. Hopefully, my students are able to sense that first and foremost I care about them as individuals. Each day I’m blessed with the wonder of discovering abilities that are beyond obvious limitations."

Matt Chichester

Matt Chichester

"I have held many positions at Mary Cariola, but no matter what the position my favorite part is interacting with the students every day and helping them learn and grow.  Our students have a high level of need, and I think it is important their needs are met as best as possible and they are not shorted because they may have complex needs or challenging behaviors.  For me, it’s very rewarding when you can connect with the students, have fun with them, and show them that you truly enjoy working with them."