My name is Mrs. Shirley McCurley. I’ve been a Special Education Classroom Assistant II at Ryder Elementary for over 12+ years and I was born and raised in Chicago, IL. Being able to come back to one of the communities I love and provide my assistance to the students, teachers and the community has been a great opportunity for me. Over the years I’ve enjoyed every aspect of working for CPS and with all the students at Ryder Elementary and my fellow colleagues. Not only am I here to help the diverse students but I’m here to provide my skills to everybody. Every year I’m happy to see the students succeed so they can have a bright and successful future.