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Keri Prest

Keri Prest

Alura Berry and Josie Prince

May 26, 2018

“It’s ironic because you have this job where, in one sense, you don’t really want anything to happen, but then again you’re trained for whenever something does happen. We don’t really want anything crazy to happen, but that’s why we’re here.”...

Christine Gerling

Christine Gerling

Alura Berry and Josie Prince

May 25, 2018

“I never planned on being a school nurse at all. I like the technical side of it; I like the procedures and things like that, and I ended up here. It wasn’t my original thing. I wanted to work in OR’s. I wanted to do C-sections and deliver babies and all that kind of stuff, so I am nowhere where...

Tonishia Lamartina

Tonishia Lamartina

Alura Berry and Josie Prince

May 24, 2018

  “Even before I started looking into this role, there was kind-of an outdated vision of what a librarian is -which is why we are called library media specialists now because so much has changed-you kind-of have this vision of someone who’s just into books, but the job is more than th...

Andrea Head

Andrea Head

Alura Berry and Josie Prince

May 23, 2018

“My background was actually in business. I didn’t want to get into education at all, but if I’m ever going to teach, it’d be business. I started working as a clerk in a library for Fort Zumwalt schools and I thought, ‘ooo this is a great combination of things I like to do, reading and technolo...

Jenny Grantham

Jenny Grantham

Alura Berry and Josie Prince

May 22, 2018

  “I think we just do a lot more behind-the-scenes work than most people realize. They see us sitting at the desk a lot of times, or Mrs. Head, they see her sitting in the office working but there’s just a lot more to that work; we have our hands in a lot of different programs that happen ...

Trevor Wolfe

Trevor Wolfe

Alura Berry and Josie Prince

May 21, 2018

“[My job] is rewarding. [I] feel good that I’m able to  help students, help families. And not that I’m some great person that needs a pat on the back, but it’s just because I’ve been in the business and just kind-of know how the school works, how to support students, and how the college plan...

Christine Presti

Christine Presti

Alura Berry and Josie Prince

May 20, 2018

  “When I was in high school, I was always in the guidance office and I really just wanted to be a counselor, so when I got to college, it just kind of re-confirmed that I wanted [to help] students dream big and never give up. I feel like it’s important for students to have that extra su...

Kris Miller

Kris Miller

Alura Berry and Josie Prince

May 19, 2018

  “I like helping people. When I was first going into college, I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I [thought], if I could just find a job where I just help people, just help people work through their problems, that would be perfect.”    

Timothy Holmes

Timothy Holmes

Alura Berry and Josie Prince

May 18, 2018

  “Everybody has a story. Being able to listen to a person’s story is important because that’s their life. People come in here when they’re teachers or students and they’re talking to you and if you don’t seem interested, it lowers their self esteem. Everybody’s story is unique, and...

Michelle Breuer

Michelle Breuer

Alura Berry and Josie Prince

May 17, 2018

“My favorite part of my job is definitely seeing my students succeed, whether it’s getting good grades, overcoming a problem, or getting into college. It’s a really good feeling to know I had a part in them becoming a better version of themselves.”    ...

Dustin Bailey

Dustin Bailey

Alura Berry and Josie Prince

May 16, 2018

  “I spend a lot of time doing different things everyday, it seems like. I spend a lot of time coordinating things for students, talking to students that are either struggling in class or struggling in life. I’m actually working when you see me sitting in here, not just surfing the web.”...

Wendy Ahearn

Wendy Ahearn

Alura Berry and Josie Prince

May 15, 2018

“I think with counselors in general, there’s a lot of stuff that we do that nobody sees, so sometimes people say, ‘I don’t know my counselor, I’m not sure what all they’re doing,’ and that’s usually because we’re spending a lot of time with people who’re struggling, so if someone...

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