Franky Carrasco is the Student Support Coordinator at Caliber Beta Academy. He is a compassionate, dedicated and loving role model for our kids. He is an inspiring coworker who is always willing to lend a hand whenever needed. His dedication to our kids who need him most is immeasurable. We are VERY lucky to have someone that truly embodies our HEART on a daily basis!
Words about Franky from his coworkers:
"What makes Franky so special is the many roles that he plays and how good he is at all of them!.. Mentor, interventionist, coach, translator, student advocate and parent partner to name just a few. It is Franky’s range and ability to hold so much at once and with such ease that makes him so unique and us so incredibly lucky to have him. He can go from helping in Kinder with all of the energy that this requires, to then sinking down into a moment with one of our middle schoolers who is going through something that very few people can understand but Franky pulls from personal experience and can support in ways that few of us can. He also challenges himself on a daily basis and as a result has grown by leaps and bounds, but above all else he is the most amazing role model. The father, the son, the friend, the educator, the professional and up-and-coming Richmondite that our students themselves strive to be.
We love you Franky!"
"Frankie is amazing! He holds students incredibly accountable while still giving them 100% assurance that he loves them and is on their side. Plus he does this all without breaking a sweat! He is always so cool, calm and collected
... keep doing what it is that you do."
A recent interview with Franky:
What is your favorite thing about working at Caliber?
My favorite thing about working at Caliber is supporting the kids who need the most help.
What was your favorite subject when you were in school and why?
Math, I really like numbers.
What is your favorite memory associated with music (maybe a memorable concert, or playing an instrument yourself!)?
I would have to say taking my grandfather to a concert to see his favorite artist. He’s my hero and my
everything. He's always working and never has time to have any fun and taking him out was an honor for me.
If you could go on a dream vacation, what would you do + where would you go?
Fiji! I'm a tropical person. I want to be in one of those huts that stand in the middle of the ocean and be able to wake up to see water and fishes as my floor would be awesome! I love the water, sand and seeing fishes swim.
What is your favorite thing about the Bay Area (or specifically Richmond )?
My favorite thing of Richmond is the culture and the community.
What is one fun fact that most people don't know about you?
I love to cook. I can cook anything from pastas to anything that requires barbecuing. I would say my specialty is smoked ribs!