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April 18, 2017

#iamksd: Meet Hawthorne Elementary's Abner Solano

First-grade teacher Abner Solano knows that kids learn more when they can have fun doing it. It’s a lesson borne from his 10 years teaching in the district’s Dual Language Program and one he applies in his classroom each day.

What do you like about working in Kennewick?

I love working with so many people who love kids and want what’s best for them. They are people who will act like fools if it means kids can have fun and learn. I also love working with my Wonder Women paraeducators. They make my job easier!

What’s your favorite part of your job?

I love making a difference. I love being in a profession where what I do really matters. I have the honor of caring and teaching other people’s treasures. As a parent I know what it is to trust someone with my child. I love being able to do that for others.

What do you like to do outside work?

I enjoy being with my wife and two children. My son and daughter are just so funny! I also enjoy listening to podcasts and audio books, and traveling to Nicaragua to visit family.