Tell us about you and the unique qualities or expertise you have?
My name is Avelyn Murillo, this is my second year as Parent Educator in Parents as Teachers program. I started in the program as mother two years ago with my little one that now is 3 years old. I think that experience as mother in the program help me now to connect, engage and build a good relationship with my families now as parent educator, because they can see that I am a typical mom.
What is your favorite part of the service you provide?
My favorite part of being a parent educator is to build the relationships. Sometimes parents arrive to the visit afraid or concern but once I tell them the information and share when it actually happened to me usually, we laugh a lot. I love how can I give them peace to their minds when they are concern about something.
When you are not providing services to families, what do you like to do in your spare time?
I am just started my master’s degree in Education with concentration in Bilingual Education, so when I am not providing services to my families I am reading or doing homework. I try to have at least 2 quality hours daily with my son, and at least one day of our weekend to do something fun like go to the park or to the zoo, I love to match all the information that I read from curriculum by Parents as Teachers and my master’s degree with him.
What is something unique about yourself that you would like other to know?
I think that something unique about myself is that I always find the time to try new things. I love challenges and sometimes I do not have time to do more things, but I just re-organize my time and then there it is, some time to try it.