Welcome to another ETalk, where we introduce an amazing person at Elevate K-12 involved in revolutionizing education through high-quality live online instruction inside schools!
Name: Mayai C.
Location: Atlanta, GA
Experience With Elevate K-12: 2 years
Current Role: Education Program Manager- Douglas County
Describe what you do in one sentence.
My job is to oversee Classroom Coaches and assist with educational learning and development in schools that host the Elevate program located in the Douglas County areas.
What excites you most about working at Elevate K-12?
Most important, I am excited about how Elevate K-12 will prepare our future leaders for the new technological world that is coming! I love Elevate K-12’s balance of personal/work life. I am able to do something I love with a supportive team!
What’s a “normal” day like for you at Elevate K-12?
A normal day as an EPM consists of me monitoring specific chats to help assist with problems, visiting different schools to help assist the Classroom Coach in instruction and developmental growth within the classroom, subbing/ filling in if needed, conducting interviews for new hires, and having weekly meetings with team members.
What do you enjoy most about our culture?
I love how diverse Elevate K-12 is; we have staff from India, Chicago, Atlanta, South Carolina, etc. You can almost find Elevate K-12 anywhere ! I value how this program takes all different types of people in different locations and connects us all on a mutual grounds of education. We all work together to get the ultimate goal accomplished, whether it be virtual or in-person. No role is ever too small- and that is appreciated !
Elevate K-12’s mission is to bring high-quality instruction to all students, no matter their zip code. What do you like most about impacting students in this way?
I love how Elevate K-12 introduces a new form of learning through technology to our students. Little do they know, this will later make them very comfortable as our world is expanding and turning to “remote” forms of education and lifestyle ( college/ certification online courses, self-checkout, etc.) Introducing this type of education to children now, will allow them to use these programs to their advantage as they continue to mature.
Describe your best moment at Elevate K-12. Be specific!
My best moment at Elevate K-12 has to be during my process of changing over from Classroom Coach to an EPM ( Education Program Manager) role. At that moment I realized how much I meant to my students and faculty at my current site. They were upset to hear I would no longer be their daily classroom teacher. Now, every time I visit I am greeted in the hallways and classrooms by the teachers and students with the warmest smiles, greetings, and questions! It makes my heart melt and feels great to know that I made a difference somewhere and am remembered for it!
Tell us a little more about who you are–what do you like to do?
One fun fact about me is that I am a total dog mom ! My dog, Fonzie, and I take holiday photos, go to dog events, vacation together etc. He is a major part of my life. I am very active and love to try new things- bowling, skating, movies, cooking new meals, etc. I love to travel – I have been on ski trips, out of the country ( Japan, Mexico, Turks & Caicos etc.) I attend dance, yoga, and cycling classes weekly. I am very fond of self-growth books, podcasts, or network events to help me continue to grow mentally.
Thanks, Mayai C.!