I Do Good in This Neighborhood
Hello my name is Melissa Razick. I’m 27 years old and I live in Brooklyn with my mom. All my life, since I was 7 years old, I wanted to become a preschool teacher. I LOVE working with kids. They’re FUNNY! You can help them learn how to read and write, or put them down for naps. I have been looking after my niece Jaylene since she was born. She’s 3 years old and getting SO BIG! By taking care of Jaylene, I learned what children need the most is LOVE. I believe that I’m very good at giving this love, and THAT is what makes me want to be a preschool teacher.
I’m not ashamed to say I have a disability. A lot of people have problems. When I was a baby, the doctors told my mother I’d never be able to talk. My mother and big brother Omar BELIEVED in me and worked VERY hard to help me learn. I started talking when I was four years old. Things were hard for me growing up. I used to get teased. After a while I got used to it, and I just ignored it. Now, I’m proud of myself. I’m DETERMINED to succeed. And I’m SO grateful for the love and support from my family and from BCS.
Despite my disability, I volunteer 5 days a week, about four hours a day, at Duffield. I’m proud of what I can do, and the way I am able to support the teacher. I work in the 3 to 5 year-old classroom; putting them down for naps, and I even accompany them on fieldtrips! Why: I volunteer because I love children, but also because I haven’t lost sight of my goal to become a pre-school teacher. BCS Duffield has given me an opportunity to use my talents.