Berea Middle Student Support Specialists

MSoniakMorgan Soniak serves as a Student Support Specialist at Berea Middle School working primarily with the 6th grade students.  Morgan attended Virginia Tech where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.  In addition to her education, Morgan has six years of experience working with children and families in education and social service settings. Morgan is developing her secondary language skills in American Sign Language and Spanish, and enjoys practicing her Spanish with the students at Berea Middle School.  Morgan is originally from the Charlotte, NC area, but has been living in Greenville for four years now.  In Morgan’s free time, she enjoys riding bikes on the Greenville Health System’s Swamp Rabbit Trail with her husband, playing pool, spending time outside with her dogs, and cheering on the Virginia Tech Hokies. Morgan receives daily inspiration from Ghandi’s “be the change you wish to see in the world”.

 

 Erin Nunley Erin Nunley has been working with Communities In Schools of Greenville since August 2015. She currently serves as Program Coordinator at Berea Middle School providing targeted supports and resources to 7th grade students and families. She attended Lander University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology, and continued her education at Clemson University where she obtained a Master of Science degree in Youth Development Leadership. Erin has seven years of professional experience within the human services field and has worked for multiple youth-serving organizations including residential group homes, alternative schools, and juvenile justice. With a focus on establishing community partnerships and providing high quality support services, Erin is excited to serve the students and families of Berea Middle School!    

 

CIS_hs011Carmen Medero joined Communities In Schools of Greenville as a Student Support Specialist at Berea Middle School in August 2015.  She currently provides support to 8th grade and bilingual students and families.  She is passionate about learning from every culture and teaching her non-English speakers that their language barrier will not dictate or stop them from fulfilling their goals. Prior to working with CIS, she worked with the Greenville County School District ESOL Program and Osceola County School District Special Education Program in Kissimmee, Florida. Carmen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and has obtained 18 graduate credits in Counseling from the Universidad del Turabo Puerto Rico. Carmen is fluent in Spanish and she is a native of Puerto Rico. She is an active member of San Sebastian Catholic Church, Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, and the Hispanic Alliance. Her motto is “Nobody is going to do it but you; never give up on your dreams, and keep trying your best and beyond”.