White Spotlight for the month of June
When did you decide to become a secretary? And why?
I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a secretary. I enjoyed typing and steno classes in high school and knew that I wanted to go to business school to become a Professional Secretary. I went to The Berkeley School and received my Associate degree where I graduated number one in my class with a 4.0. That’s when I knew it was the right career for me.
Have you ever held a different job? What was it and did you like it?
After my two boys, Austin and Holden, were in elementary school, I started working as a Kindergarten Teaching Assistant in the school district where they attended. It was always very rewarding and amazing to me how much the kindergarteners learned by the end of a school year because in the beginning of every year you would forget how much they do not know and needed to be taught. I loved that job but I enjoy being in the school office much better where I get to interact with all of the children in our school.
When not in school, what do you do for fun?
When not in school, I enjoy going on hikes with my husband and my dog, going on bike rides, kayaking, exercising at the gym and gardening in the summer months. I also enjoy cooking with fresh vegetables from our garden.
Do you prefer the beach and ocean? Or a pool and a lounge chair?
I definitely prefer the beach and ocean! I try to make it down to the beach as much as I can in the summers. Growing up I would spend my winters in Florida because of my fathers’ job as a Golf Professional and we were always on the beach! I miss those days.
Do you have a pet? What kind and how many?
Yes I do have pets. I have a golden retriever named Miller and a cat named Sully.