Meet the Teachers: Yessenia (North Peachtree City)

At Parker-Chase, some of our teachers discover their passion by accident. For Yessenia Rodriguez, a 3-year-old classroom teacher at Parker-Chase in North Peachtree City, Georgia, that discovery came with the help of family.

There are many teachers in Yessenia’s family, and she grew up around educators. That’s why, while deciding which career she wanted to pursue, she wasn’t sure she wanted to go down the familiar path.

“I thought I did not want to follow in my family’s footsteps,” Yessenia said with a laugh, adding: “But I thought I’d try it out, and if I don’t like it, I’ll pursue something else.”

Luckily for us, she liked it and is now in her fifth year of teaching.

“I just love working with kids,” Yessenia said. “It’s so much fun. I get to do stuff I didn’t get to do as a kid. And I just think of things that I would want to do. I love teaching, and I Iove making it fun!”

At Parker-Chase Preschool, we strive to make each day special for our children, and we can do this with teachers like Yessenia. Her passion and dedication shine through in everything she does, and we are glad she is part of our team.

Watch the video below to hear from Yesenia herself!