First Pride Patrol Honoree 'Like a Second Mom'

by Erin Albanese

There’s a boy under the table in paraprofessional Sandy Slentz’s reading group. He’s reading a book like the other students in class, but he’s lying down, hidden in his comfort zone. It’s where the Marshall Elementary second-grader retreats every day, and occasionally Slentz reaches under the table. “Is my troll still under there?” she asks...