Hi, my name is Josie Mercado and I am a paraeducator in the Autism program. I have been working in Aurora Public Schools for 15 years. Before coming to Edna and John W. Mosley P-8, I worked at South Middle School as an English Language Acquisition Educational Assistant. In my free time, I enjoy cooking and gardening. The thing I am most excited about for the 2015-16 school year is an exciting change in working with autistic children! My job is to accelerate learning for every APS student, every day. I do my job by assisting the Life Skills teachers in their work with Diverse Learners and helping these students meet their needs. My community needs me to do my job.