Children keep Criger coming back

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March 29, 2019 - 4:26 PM

Monica Criger

Monica Criger’s pleasant nature is a byproduct of her work-a-day life. It’s the kids. “They keep you young,” said Monica, a paraprofessional at Humboldt Elementary for better than 20 years.

Criger said she had intended to work only a couple of years but that the job so grew on her that she soon forgot about any such self-imposed limitations. 

“It wasn’t for the pay,” which isn’t robust for paras. “You see those bright-eyed kids and they fill your day with joy,” she said.

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