Staff Spotlight: Venita Withers

Staff Spotlight: Venita Withers, Birth to Three Teacher

Connecting Communities March 2021


What is your role at MSV?

I'm a lead teacher at MSV in the birth to three program at the St. Vincent de Paul Center.

Where are you from originally?

I’m from Hawaii!

What would the autobiography of your life be called?

”Living My Best Life”

Can you describe the work you’re doing at MSV?

I plan routines and experiences for toddlers so that they can learn and grow in a supportive environment.

Ms. Venita's classroom posing for a photo on Halloween 2020

How did you get into your field of work?

A while back, myy sister asked me to help her at the elementary school she worked at... and it was all history from there!

Which MSV core value do you think is most important and why?

Definitely respect.

Tell us about a time you embodied the core value you chose.

I greet everyone each and every day with a hello and a smile.


One of Ms. Venita's students learning with hands on sensory play in her birth to three classroom

What is your favorite MSV memory or what are you most looking forward to about working at MSV?

The thing I love most is seeing the children come in the classroom every day happy.

What do you like to do for fun?

I love to shop and travel.

What is one thing everyone should know about MSV?

Marillac St. Vincent is truly here for the children and families.

To learn more about Marillac St. Vincent's award winning Birth to Three programs click here.

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