LifeChanger of the Year Nominee Profile

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Mayra Coria

Position: ELL Paraprofessional and Tutor
School: Union Parish Elementary School
School District: Union Parish Schools
City, State: Farmerville, LA

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Mayra Coria was nominated by her colleague, Jennifer Kelly.

Ms. Coria is the backbone of her school's ELL program. As a former ELL student, she understands their struggles, needs, and gifts. She can be trusted with identifying the special needs of her students and helping to support them, while also taking on extra roles within the school to make her team stronger and better.

"She is a perfect role model for our students and an absolute gift for me," said Kelly. "Her hard work and student relationships allow me to concentrate on programming and extra experiences for our students. She even tutors a group of students after school and answers questions for our families in the community. She is an A+ educator, and we couldn't make the differences we do with our students without her!"

Comments (11)

Nettie Russell Posted over a year ago

Ms. Coria is a vital part of UPES. She breaks down language barriers between our staff and students and parents. We truly appreciate her dedication to our limited English Learners. She is a Life Changer!

Stephanie Gilliam Posted over a year ago

Myra is indeed an asset to our students. If there's anything she can do to help she's willing to do it.

Karen Rigal Posted over a year ago

Ms. Mayra truly invests her time and love into our UPES students. She is a dependable asset to our team due to her consistency with the daily routine and her willingness to assist others. She never has a cross look on her face, she greets everyone with a smile. I can't imagine Ms. Mayra not being at UPES serving as a pillar for our ELL students.

Mayra Coria Posted over a year ago

Thank you all so much for your comments and support! I love what I do an most importantly I love my kids. Feels good to see your hard work is paid off!!!

Shemeca Lewis Posted over a year ago

Everytime you see her, she always has a smile. You can tell that she truly loves her job and the students!

Cindy Garcia Posted over a year ago

She's a great friendly person! My son started his first year of school this year and Ms.Mayra was so helpful with him helping him out around school. Thank you for your support Ms.Mayra

Le Ann Allen Posted over a year ago

Mayra has such a big heart for children and their families! She pushes students to give their best effort and encourages academic and behavioral excellence in the students she serves. Mayra works tirelessly day after day and is an extremely valuable asset to our school and the larger community. Mayra has worked hard to develop close ties with families throughout in the parish and is always willing to go the extra mile to assist them in any way possible. She is well deserving of this honor!

Martha Perez Posted over a year ago

I have known Ms. Coria since she came to our school district as a little girl in first grade. She was an excellent student! When she wanted to work with us, I knew she was the perfect person to help our Hispanic students. She has been a great asset to all of us, students, parents, and administrators. I am so proud of her!

Rosa Garcia Belina Ed. D. Posted over a year ago

Mayra has been part of the ESL Coaching model pilot at Union Parish since we started with this initiative. She is dedicated and responsible in all her duties. She has established a respectful and friendly relationship with teachers and students, making the initiative growing in Union Parish. Mayra is the type of persons that you enjoy working with.

Dr. Keith Courville Posted over a year ago

Fantastic person. Definitely worthy of support!

Jennifer Kelly Posted over a year ago

Mayra really is a life changer! I am thankful for her everyday. She has a special relationship with our students and a caring spirit!