Love What You Do
While doing research for our marketing video I asked Emily Weber, our Educator Programs Director, why she loves her job. I love her response so much I have to share it. And with Key Issues kicking off next month Emily’s life is more than a little busy right now. In times like these it’s always nice to be reminded why you’re working so hard. Keep your head up, Emily. We couldn’t do this without you!
I firmly believe in KSS’s mission, and the impact that we all have on students. When someone asks me to tell them what I do at KSS, I almost can’t believe the words that are coming out of my mouth. I’ve been here about a year and a half, and I still ask people to pinch me because it seems too good to be true. As a former classroom teacher, I used to impact one classroom of students – about 30 students per year. With the work that I do now, if I impact 30 teachers at a workshop, it multiplies the student impact exponentially. I get goosebumps every time I think of that. Whenever I feel discouraged with fundraising or if I’m having a hard day, I just remember the national and international reach that Educator Programs has, and it inspires me to stay motivated and committed. My job combines so many aspects that I love, from teaching and program and curriculum development to fundraising and building relationships, impacting students around the world, and being a member of an amazing team here at KSS. Plus I get to live in my favorite playground of Summit County, Colorado. This is truly my dream job.