Name: Amber White
Position: Behavioral Support Specialist, Achieve Academy
After graduating with my Masters in Behavioral Health I was looking for a position to apply the skills and knowledge I left the program with. I wanted to be challenged in my next role and really be a driver of change. The BSS position sounded like the perfect fit and I was even more excited and proud to get started once I met my team!
Fun fact or quote:
I still sleep with a favorite blanket that I've had since I was born.
What does your average day look like?
Getting to work is never the same. I am often met with a challenge or dilemma to tackle everyday that impacts the plans I have for any given day. So, my day on average is spent prioritizing the needs of students, staff, and collaborating with service providers to ensure I am always putting the success of our kids first!
Why do you do this work?
I LOVE it, I love coming to work and learning with the kids and I am always so humbled and pleased to respond to kids when they're proud or excited to share things with me about their experiences. I enjoy being challenged and pushed every day and knowing that I am serving such a delicate and diverse community that has so much to offer. My appreciation for the things that I have learned about myself and my identity is all owed to the work that I do and the families that I serve.
What hope do you have for the future of All-In?
All-in, all over! All-in is such a brilliant and inclusive program and its purpose and potential are so vast! I hope that the success spreads and continues to become a reality all through out the country.