Episode 7 - Dalonda Pierson, Front Office Secretary at Shaw Elementary
Dalonda is a loving, spunky, and charismatic mother of three. She has a son, Ryley, who was diagnosed with autism and started school when he was three years old. I had the wonderful privilege of being Ryley's teacher for two years and experienced much joy interacting with Ryley and his family during that time. Ryley's parents are extremely devoted to providing him with resources and supports to foster independence and growth- all of which have proven very successful. Dalonda also works for Mesquite ISD and has a love for people that is hard to overlook. In this episode, Dalonda and I talk about the process of diagnosing Ryley, life with three children, work, a husband, and many other activities, how to work together with your spouse, and how she helps people recognize and supports kids with autism in a variety of ways.