By: Jimmy Kapinos
You know the setting well.
You walk through the student services door where you find two student aides and secretary Carrie Repole ready to greet you. You make small talk before continuing on to speak to your counselor. Your conversation finished, you say goodbye and head back through the door on your way to class.
But it’s the one door in student services you didn’t walk through (look left when you enter, look right when you leave) that should have captured your attention, if not solely for the person who has made the space her home away from home for the past 5 years.
By: Raina Shah
We’ve all been asked the question, or have at least heard it: What do you want to do or be after high school? For some high school students, the answer is straightforward, their path clearly defined.
For others, including Earth and Science teacher Justin Rix, the answer led to 18 intriguing years of self discovery. If anything, Rix’s career path should provide a measure of confidence to any who is uncertain or struggles to define, or be defined by, a career path.
After many bumps on his path, Rix discovered what his passion was; luckily for Glenelg, it’s teaching.
By: Raina Ram
Glenelg’s Special Education department has long been a stalwart as an academic support system; it has been, and continues to be, a cornerstone of compassion and resilience, and offers its students a life-changing impact.
The department has long catered to diverse academic needs, ensuring students on both diploma and certificate tracks receive necessary support. By tailoring instruction and accommodations to the unique needs of each student, staff members don't just facilitate academic success, they empower individuals to navigate life with confidence and independence.
Led by its instructional team leader of 29 years, Jeremy Snyder has come to exemplify the profound impact his department has made.
By: Karlie Harris
In eighth grade, Aimee Hocker took a career inventory test that told her, without a doubt, she should be a librarian.
Like most middle school students whose ideas about a career have yet to materialize, she didn’t believe it.
But, it turns out, and to Glenelg’s benefit, fate served Hocker well. Since 2010, she has been one of the school’s two library media specialists – in Hocker’s case, a catchall descriptor that just starts to scratch the surface of all the roles she plays: technology leader, Video Production teacher, morning announcement show manager, non-fiction print and digital collections organizer, professional development provider, and library research instructor and library media mentor.
Add advisor of Civil Air Patrol, Card Club, and Games Club to her list of volunteer activities, and it’s pretty clear that regardless of what any test told her in the past, Hocker is right where she’s meant to be, now.