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"Three things I want to be remembered for is my love for God, my students, animals, my family and friends. My genuineness and honesty"

























Employee Spotlight

Jennifer Gilbert
Head Start Teacher Assistant
Phelps Elementary
Pike County


1. Tell us about your position with Head Start.

I am currently working as a teaching assistant.

2. What do you like best about working with preschool age children and their families?

What I like most about working with preschool age children and their families is that both are excited about their decision to begin school. The children are excited to make friends and they make me laugh everyday.

3. What's something not many people know about you?

Something most people don't know about me is, I talk in my sleep. I have scared my husband to death screaming!

4. What's the most fun project you've ever worked on?

Gosh! The most fun project I have worked on is hard to answer. We have created so many wonderful projects in the classroom.

5. If you could have tea with a fictional character, who would that be and why?

I would like to have tea with Scooby Doo. I recently got a Great Dane and I have fallen in love with the breed. I would love to meet Scooby Doo!

6. If you could sit down with your 13-year old self what would you say?

Sitting down with my 13-year old self, I would let myself know that life is going to be great in my future. I would make sure I know that my nerdiness would make an awesome adult!

7. What would your theme song be if you had your own show?

My theme song would totally be the Golden Girls theme or the Friends theme song.

8. Who has been the most influential person in your life and why?

My Mother-in-Law, Dorothy, has been a very influential person in my life. She is so kind and giving to her family, friends and others. She is truly a saint in my eyes. I want to be more like her.

9. What is your idea of a perfect day?

My perfect day would be a day spent with my family. We'd all be laughing and smiling and enjoying each other's company. We might be on the beach or hanging out by the pool.

10. What is the biggest risk you've ever taken?

I don't know what the biggest risk I've ever taken was. I have made several hard decisions, but I try to pray about every one of them before I make them. I know God will lead and guide me in the direction he wants me to go in!

11. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

This one is a no brainer! I would go to Fiji if I could anywhere in the world. The pictures I have seen make it look so peaceful and relaxing. It's absolutely beautiful there.

12. What makes you laugh out loud?

Things that make me laugh out loud are my students, my husband, and my awesome friends! I have met some truly wonderful women in Head Start! Head Start has a lot of amazing people in their company!!

13. What three things do you want to be remembered for?

Three things I want to be remembered for is my love for God, my students, animals, my family, and friends. My genuineness and honesty.