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(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- “Being at the high school is very different from being at the middle school,” said new LRHS Exceptional Student Education (ESE) aide Melissa Diaz.

Diaz originally began her teaching career in music but transferred to a one-on-one aid and loved it.

Diaz came to LRHS to not only continue working with the same students she has for the past couple of years, but also because two of her daughters attend LRHS.

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She also stated, “The great reputation of LRHS made this an easy decision.”

This school year, Diaz wants to help her student get adjusted to the new environment. She also hopes to get involved in more clubs and volunteer activities at LRHS.

Diaz has been in education for nearly 20 years and says her favorite parts of teaching are building positive bonds with students, helping her students view things from different perspectives and hopefully impacting their lives.