Aug 27

Staff Spotlight: Ms. Shelley

Shelley Kid PicFor our latest edition of Staff Spotlight, we present our lovely business coordinator Ms. Shelley Murphy!

 

Growing up, what was your school experience like?

I attended English schools from age 7-14. It was a learning environment that made sense to me. I was able to learn at the same pace as the rest of my class. The teachers were very supportive and made learning fun.

 

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a fashion designer.

 

What is the most significant lesson your work life has taught you?

My work life has been varied, but the most important lesson that I have learned is how to communicate, which translates into excellent customer service skills. I have also found that not being afraid to ask for something can open many doors. The answer might be a “no,” but if you never ask the questions, then that will always be the answer you receive.

 

What are you proudest of?

I am proudest of the son I have raised. He has grown into a wonderful, talented, compassionate man.

 

Your six-word memoir- go!

 “Love is always at your fingertips.”shelley murphy

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Aug 21

Watch us GROW! (Part 2)

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Thanks for checking back to see our next round of renovation photos!  Last time we revealed the “before” shots, and this time we’ll be highlighting the progress made in weeks 1 and 2.  These first two weeks of the buildout project included mostly demolition and clean-up in preparation for the structural changes.  Some walls were knocked down to turn office spaces into classroom spaces, and the hallways underwent the big wall shift!

 

Week 1:

 

Week 2:

Up next:  progress photos in weeks 3 & 4!  Check back soon!

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Aug 17

Staff Spotlight: Ms. Elise

Elise Wedding PicA large part of what makes Cloverleaf so unique is the individuals who make up the whole. This year, we’ve added quite a few new faces to our faculty and staff– along with our new middle school program! Our blogs often give you an inside look at the inner workings of Cloverleaf, and since our people are such an integral part of that, we asked them to share a bit of themselves with you, too! So, we came up with five questions that we hope reveal some fun and intriguing facts about each of our staff members.

To kick off 2015-16 Staff Spotlight series, we give you one of our new middle school teachers, Ms. Elise Albrecht!

1. Growing up, what was your school experience like?

I loved school and always wanted to be a teacher, or have a career that involved reading books. I even dressed up as a librarian one year for Halloween. I had a very traditional experience in public school, but I had some really wonderful teachers who thought outside the box and left me with some great school memories like bringing my dog Rosie (who was a trained therapy dog like Ari!) to school for special visits.Elise Baby Pic

 

2. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a ballerina, a teacher, and a professional puppy socializer.

 

3. What is the most significant lesson your work life has taught you?
It is more important to make art than to put all the crayons back in the box. I have to remind myself to embrace chaos, go along for the ride, and not worry so much about organization.

 

4. What are you proudest of?
I am proud of my friendships when I can help a friend in need, and when I can count on a friend to help me.

 

5. Your six-word memoir- go!
Was a student, always will be.

 

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