Q: If you could switch your job with anyone else within SCSOS, whose job would you want?
A: Chris McCormick: She makes every day seem like fun!
Q: How long have you worked here?
A: I have worked for SCSOS for 8.5 years. However, I have worked as a Credential Analyst for almost 20 years. I worked for Yuba County prior to coming to Sutter County.
Q: What do you like most about SCSOS?
A: I love the strong friendships in our organization. Job titles do not dictate or restrict who can be friends.
Q: What is your proudest moment at SCSOS?
A: My proudest moments, while working at SCSOS, are when educators that I have nurtured reach fruition with their dreams of teaching! Knowing that my expertise, experience, and compassion had a part in their success makes me want to keep coming back.
Q: If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?
A: Mary Tyler Moore ... but it would probably be a better fit if Rosanne Barr took the role!
Q: If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Q: What is your motto or personal mantra?
A: One day at a time.
Q: What are three words to best describe you?
A: Outspoken, Loyal, Driven.
Q: People would be surprised if they knew:
A: I love to run 5K's. I am secretly insecure and I am a "Jesus Freak".
Q: What advice would you give to recent new hires?
A: Have a sense of humor and engage in opportunities to grow within our organization.
Q: What book did you read last?
A: The Bible (on the daily) and the Magnolia Story.
Q: What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?
A: I enjoy serving others and encouraging others to dream in color.
Q: What did you want to be when growing up?
An Architect or Physical Therapist.
Q: What is your favorite number and why?
A: 9 is my jersey number for all sports. I even tried to convince my athletic daughters that 9 is a good jersey number.
Q: What’s on your bucket list?
A: Driving Route 66 or Highway 1 on a Harley Davidson motorcycle with a side car with my daughter Emilee (Who has Down Syndrome) as the passenger! I can hear her laughing just thinking about it.
Q: What traits define you?
A: Defender of the underdog, A stubborn team player, A list maker.
Q: What is the greatest challenge you have overcome so far?
A: Getting sober. I have been sober for 9.5 years, the struggle is real on the daily.
Q: Name something you can’t live without.
A: Diet Coke!
Q: What is your greatest fear?
Q: What does true leadership mean to you?
A: A leader to me is one who supports, guides, and defends the growth of their own staff members. When an employee feels appreciated and worthy, they excel without the expectation of rewards.
Q: What would you go back and tell your 13-year-old self?
A: I promise, you will live through this.