Definition of paraprofessional
: a trained aide who assists a professional person (such as a teacher or doctor)
Examples of paraprofessional in a Sentence
There is at least one paraprofessional in each classroom.
Recent Examples of paraprofessional from the Web
For autistic children, Dorothy Siegel does not believe in paraprofessionals, the teaching assistants sometimes assigned to shadow students in class.
Smith said District 129 has five unions covering transportation, paraprofessionals, teachers, custodians and office professionals.
Tara Adams, a former special education teacher, told the board that students would suffer if paraprofessionals and parent liaisons were cut.
A group of judges, including principal Brian Waterman, director of curriculum and instruction Scott Eggerding and several teachers and paraprofessionals, sampled the fare, reviewed the menus and evaluated the students' respective projects.
A teacher and classroom paraprofessional were captured on camera in a fistfight inside a science class at Stone Mountain Middle School in Tucker, Ga., about 20 miles outside of Atlanta.
In her role as a paraprofessional, working with students with multiple disabilities, Mary has touched many lives.
The $1.5 million in cuts to the board of education's budget will eliminate teachers, paraprofessionals and reading consultants.
The 50-question survey, taken in January and February, was open to all staff, including secretaries, paraprofessionals and custodians, as well as the district’s 12,000 teachers.
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First Known Use of paraprofessional
PARAPROFESSIONAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of paraprofessional for English Language Learners
: a person whose job is to help a professional person (such as a teacher)
PARAPROFESSIONAL Defined for Kids
Definition of paraprofessional for Students
: a person trained to assist a professional person (as a teacher)
Medical Definition of paraprofessional
: a trained aide who assists a professional person (as a doctor)
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