INSTRUCTIONAL AIDE, TCS
"My favorite thing to witness is when staff work together to find solutions in providing a rich learning environment for our students."
Laurie Ortiz is motivated by kindness and contributing to a culture of fun and professional growth opportunities for her and her colleagues.
We asked Laurie a few questions to get to know her better.
How long have you worked at TERI?
About 14 years minus a 2 year break.
What is your favorite part of working with our clients and students at TERI?
I love coming to work at The Country School and seeing the staff support each other and creating a culture that is both fun and full of professional growth opportunities. The students feel the love from our staff. It truly is a trickle down effect from Shane to the staff to the students. My favorite thing to witness is when staff work together to find solutions in providing a rich learning environment for our students.
What's one thing people don't know about you that they would be surprised to find out?
I think people might be surprised to know that I am learning how to make and sell wooden trays and stands in my fiancé's workshop. I will be taking woodshop classes at Palomar to increase my experience using power tools!
What is one thing that you have on your bucket list?
I would like to plan an overseas with my parents and daughters!
What show are you currently binge-watching?
Shark Tank. Every night. And Undercover Bosses.
What motivates you?
Kindness motivates me. Watching simple acts of kindness that occur every day in the world around me.
What is the best concert you've been to?
Vampire Weekend with my kid. It was her 1st concert when she was in the 5th grade.
What three items would you take with you to a deserted island?
My 3 dogs! LOL!
Who inspired you to pursue the career you have today?
My niece, Shane, who was diagnosed with Autism 23 years ago.