Astrid Pearson, Basic Studies Volunteer Tutor
As a young girl Astrid Pearson wanted to be a teacher, but she specialized in math, spreadsheets, and got her BA in accounting at Saint Martin’s University instead.
Astrid says she always knew she wanted to do something that helped people have better lives and got the chance to do that at the end of her career at DSHS. After she retired she had more time to get involved in organizations where she got to see people succeed.
She volunteers as board treasurer for Turning Pointe, and coordinates her church, Faith Lutheran, group’s two dinners per month at Community Lifeline and since fall 2015 she has been a volunteer tutor in the Basic Studies class in Shelton.
One of Astrid’s favorite aspects of working with Sound Learning is the opportunity to attend the yearly “Celebration of Success”, which is a joint graduation celebration put on by Sound Learning, Olympic College, and Gravity for all of the students who achieved their HS diploma alternative (GED, High School 21, and Adult Secondary Diploma) in Mason County each June. She says it is “very rewarding to see all of the students with their families there to support them.” It reminds her for our students life circumstances got in the way, but through our programs they have the opportunity to change their future, and get this chance for the community to honor them for their personal lives.
To potential volunteers, Astrid says,
“the commitment is up to you and whatever time you can give is rewarding and fun.”
Thank you Astrid for you dedication and service.