Mary Celebrates 15 Years at Opportunity House

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Name:  Mary Leon

Department:  Preschool Assistant Teacher at the Second Street Learning CenterMary Leon

Years of Service:  15

Family:  My husband, Gregory, Sr., my daughter, Jayliannie, my son, Gregory, Jr., my mom and stepmom, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

Fun Facts about Mary:

  1. Favorite color:  Purple
  2. Dream vacation spot:  Paris
  3. Favorite book:  The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
  4. Favorite season(s) of the year?  Fall and Spring
  5. Least favorite household chore?  Dishes
  6. Hobby:  Scrapbooking and family time.  Mary Leon 2

What is your idea of a perfect day off from work? My idea of a perfect day off would be sitting on the beach with a good book and a glass of wine with my husband while the kids are enjoying their time in the water or the sand.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?  The most rewarding part of my job would be seeing the growth and development of the children in my care. It is incredible knowing that I am playing a role in shaping their future and helping them learn and grow every day.  Plus, all the joy and laughter that the children bring to my life makes all the work worth it.



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