Where do you live?
Tell us about your family:
"I am married to Mark and we have three children and two grandchildren."
Did you go to college? If so, where and what is your degree?
"I attended Marywood University and have a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics."
What do you do for a living?
"I am the Administrative Assistant at Lincoln Elementary School."
How long have you been there?
"This is my 12th year at Lincoln as an Administrative Assistant. I was a classroom aide at Lincoln for three years prior to accepting the Administrative Assistant position."
What are your main responsibilities?
"I have to make sure all the teachers have what they need to run their classrooms as well as maintaining the files and data for over 400 students."
What did you do prior to working at Lincoln?
"After working in the dietary department in a nursing home, I was a stay-at-home mom."
How is your job in education different from a teacher?
"The teachers are responsible for nurturing and educating the 20 or more students they have in their classroom every day. I am responsible for all of the materials and data for over 400 students as well as 60 staff members.
"I am also the first person a parent encounters when they call or enter Lincoln school, and it is my job to welcome them and make them feel comfortable in our school."
What is your favorite time of the school year and why?
"My favorite time is right before the children come back to school. Preparing for that time is busy and filled with anticipation. I like walking through the halls looking at the freshly waxed floors and sparkling classrooms knowing that the hustle and bustle of the first day is approaching. The staff is just as anxious for the first day as the children are."
What are the greatest challenges you face in your position?
"My greatest challenge is getting everything ready for the first day of school when I have to rely on outside sources to get materials to me in a timely manner. Many times I am receiving things the day before the first day of school that have to be inventoried and distributed."
Are you involved in any other community organizations?
"Yes, I am the Board Secretary for the Emmaus Youth Association."
Tell us something interesting about yourself that others might not know:
"I have a fascination with the paranormal, and I ghost hunt with a local paranormal research society."