Running the PC Foundation is such a fun job and I am grateful that I get to do it almost every day. The days I am not grateful are when I have to do the things I am not good at because our beloved Kris left me! Luckily, that malaise only lasted about a month because we hired Catrina to be our new Communications and Administrative Manager! Catrina comes to us from Sunbeam Family Services and has worked in the non-profit world for about five years. She has already made a positive contribution to our organization in under two weeks! Don't you wanna know some fun things about her?
PC Foundation: Why did you accept an offer to work for us?
Catrina: My mother worked as a Paraprofessional in Moore Schools for twenty years. I was raised with a strong appreciation for education and respect for our educators. While working in the non-profit industry, I have learned that I admire organizations whose missions and values focus on the mental and emotional nurturance and elevation of diverse children and adolescents. Therefore, I am quite honored to work for the Putnam City Schools Foundation and support this district's teachers, staff, and students.
PCF: What did you do for fun when you were in high school?
CC: I graduated from Westmoore (the BEST Moore!) High School. During my time there, I was mostly a quiet student with good grades. However, I truly loved my drama club and choir. I was the Student Director of our high school play, Annie. I thought I was pretty cool when our drama club headshots were displayed in the hall before the musical!
PCF: What was your first job?
CC: During my first couple years in college, I began working at an optometry clinic. My undergraduate major at the time was English and I certainly was a poor science student. But, if you ever have a question about your eyeballs, there's a chance I know the answer after working in optometry for about six years. Also, working next door to Lenscrafters is where I first met our board member, Charmaine!
PCF: If you could have one superpower, which one would it be?
CC: I would want the ability to be invisible!
PCF: Tell us about your pets.
CC: Three dogs and a cat. My pets are Mika (husky), Piper (Chihuahua), Gus (Chihuahua) and Scout (half Siamese cat). Mika is sweet, lazy and adores attention. Piper is a diva and likes to sleep on the tallest pillows. Gus is a forever puppy who has never met a toy he doesn't love. Scout is a soft cat with attitude.
Thanks for reading, Friends,
November 10, 2021