Lily

Lily

Lily is an only child who is fun and outgoing.  From the time she was born, she had this free, independent spirit about her. She has her own unique style and is curious and fearless. She finds ways to entertain herself, but also reaches out to her friends.

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Alex + Meatball

Alex + Meatball

Alex is Lily’s next-door neighbor.  They’ve known each other since their mothers attended “Mommy and Me” classes together.  Although Alex has autism spectrum disorder, and forming friendships can sometimes be challenging, he has a special relationship with Lily.  Alex is fully mainstreamed in a class where half the students are special needs and half the students are typically developing.

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Mia

Mia

Mia is Lily’s best girlfriend.  She is a powerhouse of energy in spite of her small size.  Mia lives around the corner from Lily.  Along with Joaquin and Alex, they have all known each other since preschool.

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Joaquin

Joaquin

Joaquin is Lily’s neighbor.  They have known each other since they were toddlers together in preschool.They play in Lily’s backyard and are growing up like brother and sister.  Joaquin annoys Lily like brothers often do, and Lily puts him in his place when she needs to.

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Mr. Thomas

Mr. Thomas

Mr. Thomas is a new teacher who is full of energy and enthusiasm for his students and his job.He encourages and supports his students to become confident and independent learners who also care about each other and other kids in their school and in their communities.

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Miss Angela

Miss Angela

Miss Angela is the beloved teacher’s aide in Mr. Thomas' classroom. As a teacher’s aide, Miss Angela has a very important job, just like Mr. Thomas. Her job is to offer support to Mr. Thomas and work with students who may need a little extra help in the classroom and around Wilbarmel Elementary School.

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