Q: If you could switch your job with anyone else within SCSOS, whose job would you want?
A: Probably a Para Educator. I love being around kids.
Q: How long have you worked here?
A: I have worked at SCSOS for 21 years.
Q: What do you like most about SCSOS?
A: The flexibility. I've been able to volunteer at my kids' school, go on their field-trips, etc. People are always willing to help each other out and cover for each other.
Q: What is your proudest moment at SCSOS?
A: Completing all my tasks on time as well as figuring things out on my own.
Q: If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?
A: I don't know. I watch movies but do not know the names of the actors.
Q: If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A: Chinese food - Stir Fry vegetables and shrimp.
Q: What is your motto or personal mantra?
A: Treat others as you wish to be treated and respect who each person is.
Q: What are three words to best describe you?
A: Quite, responsible, and independent.
Q: People would be surprised if they knew:
A: That I purchased my own home at age 21, only eight years after I moved to the US from Mexico. I was also the first in my family to complete their Bachelors degree.
Q: What advice would you give to recent new hires?
A: Understand why and how your job impacts others.
Q: What book did you read last?
A: A book called "The Magic Tree House". My son had to do a report on it so I read it to make sure he was answering the questions correctly.
Q: What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?
A: I love my job, but mainly working with spreadsheets that resemble somewhat a puzzle.
Q: What did you want to be when growing up?
Q: What is your favorite number and why?
A: I would say 32. 25 for my son’s birthday and 7 for my daughter’s.
Q: What’s on your bucket list?
A: I want to travel with my family.
Q: Tell me a joke that always makes you laugh.
A:Most jokes make me laugh but I don’t recall one that just stuck to me.
Q: What three traits define you?
Determined, Thankful, Forgiving.
Q: Name something you can’t live without.
A: My family.
Q: What is the greatest challenge you have had to overcome so far?
Probably learning to live in a culture different than I was born into. It was a little hard but I am happy I am where I’m at.
Q: What is your greatest fear (can’t be of someone dying)?
A: Speaking in public. Makes me sick having to do it.
Q: What does true leadership mean to you?
A: Someone who guides, preferably by example, who is trustful, knowledgeable but humble, and cares for each team member.
Q: What would you go back at tell your 13 year old self?
A: Don’t accept responsibilities that don’t belong to you.