Allen Academy’s newest Kindergarten/First Grade Teaching Assistant, Mrs. Cassandra Serrata, comes to us with 9 years of classroom teaching experience from the Houston public school system. Mrs. Serrata started her career as a kindergarten paraprofessional and once obtaining her college degree, landed a job as a kindergarten teacher, which she held for two years and taught all subjects. She then moved to a third grade classroom where she specialized in reading and language arts for 3 years and then fourth grade for 3 more years, teaching the same subjects. Her time with students has seen one-on-one work, small-group assistance, and whole class instruction. In addition to regular classroom experience, Mrs. Serrata has worked with at-risk first and second grade students regarding the language arts process. Her undergraduate degree includes a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Houston.