Jul 16

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye!

Tag: Emily,really..?!,WorkEmily @ 2:32 pm

So after a long 6 years, I have decided to leave my job at NorthKey. It’s been a great experience here: my first “real job” during grad school, two internships, an unbelievable job in children’s crisis, great coworkers, great learning experiences, and wonderful friends. After a lot of research, soul-searching and long, drawn out conversations with Paul, family and friends, I decided to take a chance a something new.

I will be the Transition Coordinator for Campbell County High School. Basically, I’ll be working with Title 1, Part D kids (neglected & delinquent) who are transitioning from state agencies, residential facilities, detention center, and alternative school into the regular high school. I’ll be helping them to compile all of their credits from previous placements, do career planning, be a liason to all the agencies they are invovled with, work with their families, hold meetings, and basically monitor them intensely to make sure that they have the resources and safety net that they need to be successful in school. These kids typically get handed a schedule on their first day and told “good luck.” This is a unique position that will keep these kids from falling through the cracks, and work to reduce dropout rates and truancy. Cool stuff.

I’m excited for this new step in my career; it’s better pay, I’ll be in the school systems (one of my long term goals), and of course I get the amazing school schedule ;-).

4 Responses to “So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye!”

  1. Chris says:

    Congratulations and best wishes with your new job! Sounds exciting, fulfilling and like a much needed position for the kids. Rock on

  2. Paul C. says:

    I’m pretty excited for Em because it opens new doors to her and it offers her the opportunity to utilize the skills she has learned through NorthKey, and put them to this job. She will be working with the same group of kids, but helping them on more of a level that affects the teen…whereas previously she delt a lot with the family life. I dunno, kind of hard to explain, but I think she will be able to reach these kids better here – and more positively affect their lives working in the school system than in NorthKey.
    I’m very happy she took this job and I think Campbell County will be a much better place for it.

  3. Mary says:

    Em that is great. I am so happy for you.

  4. Jodie says:

    This sounds like an amazing job! Congrats and best wishes. Also, the school schedule is a much added bonus.

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