Shining the spotlight on RCC retiree, Sue Mulberry.
By Nicole Mauro
Roosevelt Children’s Center (RCC) is 1 of 32 services that The Arc Wayne offers. RCC is home to nearly 200 children from birth to five and offers preschool, early intervention and daycare programs. Although, the school has been home to only one Mrs. Mulberry for a number of years.
Sue Mulberry began working at RCC as a special education teacher in 1993 and retired in 2017. Previously, she had been a physical therapy assistant before deciding to go back to school for special education. She knew she wanted to continue working with individuals who had disabilities in some way. This past school year, she accepted a long-term substitute position and returned to RCC.
What kept her at RCC over the years was not only the option to work part-time, or the love for working with the pre-k age group, but the team approach she experienced at RCC.
“We are all here for the kids, and we want what’s best for the kids, and we are working together with all the different disciplines to meet their needs,” Mulberry said.
“Sue retired two years ago and offered to take a long-term sub role when we lost a teacher. This was a great cost to her very much enjoyed retirement,” Assistant Director of RCC, Vicktoria Sackett, said. “She has to ‘re-learn’ how to do many things related to the documentation required in a teacher’s role.”
As Mulberry revisits retirement, she will be greatly missed by her students and co-workers. She plans to return as a professional teacher substitute when needed.
“She has been a great mentor and trainer to the staff under her; they have grown in so many ways, as have the children,” Sackett said.
Thanks to teachers like Mulberry, RCC is able to help students develop their skills to ensure success in their future.
“Do it; do it in a minute,” Mulberry would say to a parent considering enrolling a child here. “Each and every person at Roosevelt is very dedicated.”
RCC’s goal as an Early Intervention and Preschool program for children ages birth to five is to provide the highest quality of service to all children, with and without special needs, in an integrated and natural setting where all children share the same learning environment.
RCC offers a wide variety of diverse services through an experienced, licensed and/or certified staff including special education and early childhood educators, speech pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists and nurses.
For day care enrollment information and screening appointments, contact Caitlin Brown at 315-331-2086 ext. 3265. Screenings will take 20-30 minutes.
If you are interested in working at RCC, please visit The Arc Wayne’s job listings at https://waynearc.applicantpro.com/jobs/ to apply.
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