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Arelis Mercado Rivera

I was born and raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. I studied Architecture at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. I also have an associate degree in Drafting and CAD.
Since 2002, I have been a Designer and a Project Manager in different Construction Companies and Government Agencies, until 2016 when I decided to move with my family to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Once here, a friend offered me the opportunity to work as a Paraprofessional Assistant for MPS. I just said, "why not?" I immediately started working at Vieau School and was there for the past 7 years because I fell in love with this beautiful Profession. I loved it so much that this is my last year to complete my Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education.
I love what I do and I am passionate, I know I will practice for the rest of my life; I love to make my students happy by giving them love and quality education that at the same time is fun and develops their creativity.
I am an example that God guides us according to his will
and places us where we can best serve him, not where we want and I am grateful for that.