The feedback we received from the program was extremely positive. Our paras reported that they learned a lot from the content and activities (particularly the communication strategies!) and truly appreciated the opportunity to learn alongside other paras in a program designed specifically for them. This experience highlighted the importance of providing professional development for ALL members of the school staff. Many times, our paras work more closely with our most vulnerable students than teachers. We owe it to them and our students to provide a consistent program of high quality learning experiences tailored to the important role they play in our schools.