It didn't take long to learn that Mrs. B, at the time in the mid 90's, was already a living legend. A pioneer. The work she had already been doing for 20+ years spoke for itself.
I could not even begin to count or list the number of guiding principles that have stayed with me my entire professional career. There are three things that stand out to me, have stayed with me, and that I learned in the first week of professional training at Judevine Center.
- Respect. Respect for the individual and respect for all parents. Individual and parent opinions, thoughts, and most importantly a parent's role in their child's life come first.
- Always a person first! Mrs. B understood the importance of person first language long before it was a thing.
- Every child can learn and is capable of learning. Period.