Position: Special Services and Events Manager at SOAR Academy
What led you to your current position?
Well, I began at SOAR as a Student Support Counselor during the school’s opening year as a one to one support for a student. The student population was only 100 at the beginning so it was easy to get to know all the staff and students and I began helping to plan some student engagement events for the school to really insert Joy into the community. As the population grew, there were many student and staff needs around the school so I began supporting helping new Seneca and SOAR staff understand and commit to Unconditional Education.
I just got into grad school at Seattle University!
What does your average day look like?
My average day is different every single day. It’s Spring now, so I spend most of my time getting ready for our big events such as our Dance Showcase, field trips, field day, and Multicultural Day. The thing that is consistent each day is working with our teachers and support staff when they need additional support and guidance when working with our students that have different needs.
Why do you do this work?
It’s a lot of fun! I love the team and the students here. I think all students deserve memorable experiences about school and I like getting to think of ways to have that joy in our school! It sounds corny, but my favorite memories working here for the past almost four years are the days where I see laughter and friendship between students.