We love our employees - WJCC Schools Employee Appreciation Week Nov. 18-21

Janet DelficoThis week, WJCC Schools is celebrating the amazing employees and honoring the work they do to support student success. Meet Janet Delfico is a computer resource teacher at James River Elementary School. Janet has been at JRES for seven years and served as a substitute teacher for five years.

Describe a day in the life of a computer resource teacher…

I start my day welcoming the students at bus duty. I then quickly get back into the building to start my first class (5th grade) at 8:40. After class at 9:30 my Dolphin News Network crew comes in and records the news for the following day. After the news I will go around the building and take some pictures of the classroom to post on Instagram and Twitter. I then have classes from 10:10 to 3:10 with lunch in between. At 3:15 I go outside for bus duty and say goodbye to the students as they head home for the day.

What is your proudest moment at WJCC Schools?

My proudest moment was when I was nominated by my peers to be Teacher of the Year at James River Elementary School.

What is your favorite thing about working in WJCC Schools?

My favorite thing about working in WJCC Schools is the amazing staff at James River. Everyone at James River works together and truly cares about what happens to our students.

A great day at work is when…

A great day at work is when a student yells out, “Ahhh! Now I get it!”

Three words to describe my job are:

Expect the unexpected.

Why is your role important to the school division?

My role is important to the school division because technology is a part of everyday life. We take for granted that students know how to use technology for their benefit. Students need to learn how to create technology not just consume it.

What would surprise people about your job?

People would be surprised to know that children have no idea how to use a mouse.

If you could do a different job in the school division for a week, what would you choose?

If I could do a different job in the school division for a week, I would choose a bus driver. I think bus drivers are the bravest people I know. They keep our students safe every day with a smile. I want to know what is their secret.