What is the name of your department?

Student and School Success

What is the name of your program?

Career Connected Learning and STEM Initiatives

What is your job title?

Secretary II

How long have you been in your position?

7 years

Who is your supervisor?

Vickei Hrdina

How many employees work in your program?

We have seven employees in our program

Who are your program’s customers?

All school districts K-12, teachers and administrators, colleges, businesses and community partners

Do you work with other agencies (state, private, etc.)?

We work with Washington STEM, OSPI’s CTE programs, Career Connect Washington, LASER

Where do employees in your program work? (Vancouver office, field sites, schools, which counties, etc.)

We all work at the Vancouver office in the main building and the STEM Materials Center.

What are your biggest strengths – what expertise can you share with the group?

Knowledge of agency procedures and working with other staff and programs to solve problems.

What do you like most about working here?

I really enjoy the environment of the ESD, they make it a priority to be sure that staff feels supported. I also love my co-workers!

What is the best memory you have from your work here so far?

The Hootenanny is always my favorite and are my best memories. I love watching the skits for the costume contest and am always surprised on the creativity of the performances. I also really enjoy the trick-or-treating and seeing all the kids in their costumes.