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Jamie's work combines: Television, Education, and Accomplishing Goals

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Day In The Life

Vice-President, Education and Community Engagement

I work on all the education and outreach projects for the Southern California PBS Station.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Northern Illinois University

  • Graduate Degree

    Elementary Education and Teaching

    Northern Illinois University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Social and Community Service Managers:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Elementary Education and Teaching

Graduate Degree: Educational/Instructional Technology

Certification: Nursing Administration

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Always wanted to be a teacher from the time I was very young.

  • 2.

    Graduated with a degree in Elementary Education.

  • 3.

    Taught in Chicago Public Schools for one year before heading back to Grad School.

  • 4.

    Feel in love with Educational Technology.

  • 5.

    Finally got a job (multiple jobs) working in Ed Tech.

  • 6.

    Thought I might be a principal or District Superintendent and got a Masters in Educational Leadership.

  • 7.

    Moved to California from Chicago and got a job at PBS SoCaL in 2009.

  • 8.

    Became Vice-President of Education and Community Engagement at PBS SoCaL in 2012.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Peers:

    You should stay in the classroom even though you might not want to since it is a good job or you should go back to the classroom (once I left).

  • How I responded:

    Block the noise! Once I figured out my path, I couldn't be happier with what I am doing right now and I am NOT in the classroom but I AM working in Education.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Having to take out loans to pay for grad school - the process is complicated but so worth the effort.