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Adriana Toles

(Mrs. Toles)

Hey, I'm Adriana

I am a proud first generation United States citizen, high school graduate, and college graduate. In my life, I have experienced both great tragedy, and great triumph. Because of my experiences, I, naturally, relate to my students and their struggles. I became a teacher in 2008, because I wanted to…

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I am a proud first generation United States citizen, high school graduate, and college graduate. In my life, I have experienced both great tragedy, and great triumph. Because of my experiences, I, naturally, relate to my students and their struggles. I became a teacher in 2008, because I wanted to be the educator that I wished that I had growing up. I wanted to be the representation and the hope that I so desperately needed as a young girl. After teaching for 10 years, and witnessing, first-hand, just how much my students struggle with past and current trauma, and how that limits their academic, social, and emotional abilities, I became a high school counselor. In my role, as a counselor, I conduct small group counseling sessions, provide individual student interventions, and most importantly see and value my students for who they really are. I have the great honor of listening to some of the most beautiful as well as heartbreaking stories. I am committed to my students, and committed to the positive impact that they will continue to make on our campus, in their homes, in our community, and ultimately the world.

"Show me the most damaged parts of your soul, and I will show you how it shines like gold." ~Nikita Gill”

What will the funds be used for

My students are some of the most humble, inspiring, and loving human beings that you will ever meet! They are world-changers who were created to positively impact the world. In their short years of life, they have experienced repetitive trauma and incredible amounts of pain. However, they have never, nor will ever use that as an excuse to not be who they were created to be. On our campus, I would like to create a calming room, where students can go to take a break from life. To finally be given an opportunity to breath and know that they are loved, cared for, and safe. With your help, I will be able to provide my students with comfortable seating, sensory items to relax, and aromatherapy to help relieve stress. This project will assist me in providing a space where students can let go of their anxieties and learn positive coping skills. The very necessary skills that they will need to navigate in an ever changing world. With your donation, you are helping students to break down barriers, heal from their past and current pain, and finally be given the chance to see just how powerful they are.