Latasha Dubois is our warm, supportive, and determined Special Education Instructional Assistant at Caliber ChangeMakers Academy. She is loved by all students and staff and is a constant force on our team to advocate and support every child.
What Latasha's team has to say about her: "Latasha is eager to learn, always patient with students, and is there whenever needed. She has become such an asset to our SPED program, and to the Caliber family as a whole."
"Latasha is wonderful to work with. She is organized, responsible, kind to the children and also demonstrates excellent teaching techniques and pedagogy. She is a team-player and supports all her coworkers. She also has great ideas for the classroom, and welcomes new ideas from others!"
All about Latasha:
Richmond California is my hometown and where my family still resides. My mother moved my siblings and I to Vallejo, and I must say I'm so happy she did because I've had nothing but great experiences here. I am a Vallejo High School alumni--class of 2004. I was very active in school with sports, clubs, and volunteering in general education and SPED classrooms/programs. From there, I went to Contra Costa College and transferred to UC Berkeley where I studied English and Education. During that time, I was blessed with three amazing children, worked full time as a tutor, and attended school as well. I am grateful to have accomplished that!
Before coming to Caliber I worked as a home-base tutor for students with special needs, an IA and graduate tutor in the SPED department for WCCUSD in Richmond, and from there I became a Teacher for VCUSD. A friend of mine informed me about Caliber and I was ecstatic about the new school coming to the community!
I have learned so much working in the SPED department at Caliber and am looking forward to the future years! One school! One mission!
A recent interview with Latasha:
What is your favorite thing about teaching Special Education at CMA?
One of my favorite things about teaching Special Education at CMA is being able to witness students accomplish their personalized academic, mental, and social goals over time. It is an honor to take part in that growth. They are my inspiration!
What was your favorite subject growing up?
My favorite subject growing up was English, it still is. I love writing!
Did you always think you were going to become a teacher?
Yes! I always knew I wanted to be a Teacher. It has always been a passion of mine.
Favorite candy bar or sweet treat?
My favorite candy is a kit kat bar. But any type of chocolate will do. Yummy!
If you could go on a dream vacation, what would you do + where would you go?
I would love to go to China to travel and of course teach.
What is your favorite thing about the Bay Area (or specifically about Vallejo!)?
My favorite thing about Vallejo are the PEOPLE! The love and support I see in the community, especially the community at Caliber, is refreshing and warms my heart! I love seeing a strong community.
What is one fun fact that most people don't know about you?
I have three children. I practice contortion, acro yoga and aerial arts.
Come visit CMA and see Latasha in action!