Flores Dreams of Teaching Career; to Give Back for Teachers Who Helped Him

March 31, 2019
The Globe (MN)

If it weren’t for patient, compassionate, and supportive teachers, Juan Flores likely wouldn’t be helping students solve math problems or work through their social studies assignments. He also wouldn’t be wearing the identification badge of paraprofessional at the Alternative Learning Center in Worthington. If it wasn’t for the teachers who inspired him, he may not have aspired to be a teacher. A native of Aguascalientes, Mexico, Flores moved to Worthington with his family when he was 10. He left behind all that was familiar to him — home, friends and a country where everyone spoke Spanish.

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