Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Meet the Child Care Council Staff

Introducing Shelly S.
Belinda @ Kids Matter
As we continue on our journey to introduce the CCC staff, I would like to point out that the CCC staff is spread out over Kentucky providing child care assistance to all counties. We don’t often meet staff from other regions face to face. So, I feel it necessary to point out that these interviews are often first meetings and we, the Blog Squad, feel lucky to have the honor of meeting all these fantastic people.  We hope you enjoy meeting the staff just as much as we do!
This week we bring you, Shelly, an Eligibility Specialist with the CCC for two years serving the counties of: Estill, Lee, Owsley, Powell, and Wolfe. She said that she loves her job because she is, “… providing the resources to enable people to have a better life”. Shelly is a hard worker and considers her life as, “great”. She loves spending time relaxing at home with her husband of 19 1/2 years, Lonnie, and their two children, Alyssa (13) and Bryson (7).  She considers her husband her rock and said, “He is always there and knows what I need to hear, whether it is good or bad”. As a proud mother, Shelly says her children are her greatest accomplishment in life and that, “No matter what happens at the end of the day they are always there and I am very proud of them”. Someday, hopefully in the near future, Shelly would like to spend her dream vacation in Hawaii with her loving husband and her two precious children sitting on the beach watching the waves, pound into the shore.
She is an avid sports fan; her favorite players are her children. She is also a proud member of the Big Blue Nation, “Go Wildcats”. When asked if she had a motto or saying from which she draws daily motivation, she replied, “We can do all things through Christ”. Also, helping her to relax and stay focused is her love of country music, which she listens to as much as possible. It’s always nice to ask questions that bring back fond memories. Once you reach parenthood, you can always count on looking back at your childhood days for a smile. I asked Shelly if she could go back and thank one of her elementary teachers, who it would be. Her answer, “I’d give my thank you to my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Rogers”.
These interviews are about getting to know the person behind the desk. I learned from Shelly that she is a kind, caring, giving person who puts others’ feelings before her own. I asked if she could change the world, where she would start. She replied, “… by teaching everyone that we are all the same. We need to love everyone. We need to focus on the greater good and not our own selfish needs.” I think that is a great place to start. Don’t you?

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