Why I serve at Our Lady of Grace Academy
I find the greatest joy in being a counselor at Our Lady of Grace to be getting to know our scholars on a personal level. I find a sense of purpose in sharing in their ups and downs of life. I love that they come to me not only with bad news (as many would assume you only see a counselor when things are bad), but that I get to hear about the good stuff too like a new sibling being born or when they get a great report from their teacher that day. Even when they come to me with bad news, I feel grateful that I am able to help even in a small way.
My Hopes for our Scholars' Futures...
The future that I wish for my scholars is that they grow into individuals who are able to make ethically-informed decisions for themselves in the ever-changing world. I hope that they are prepared for an academic and occupational future of their choosing, whether that entail college, military service, a career, or another path. I hope they continue to set goals throughout their life and feel prepared to tackle obstacles as they arise. Lastly, I hope that whatever they do, they do it with kindness, respect, and responsibility for themselves and others.