TBCC: Tell us a little about you?
Amy: I was born and raised on the east coast and worked as a classroom
teacher in New Jersey for many years. I came to Oregon 18 years ago and
have worked in the Oregon community college system for the last 12. I am
married and have a son who is a sophomore at Tigard High School. I also
serve as the parent coach for his snowboard team and am on the board for
a non-profit organization in Portland called Changing Perceptions.
TBCC: Where did you earn your degree/s?
Amy: I earned my degrees at: Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey
Temple University, Phila., PA and Lewis & Clark College
TBCC: What brought you to Tillamook Bay Community College?
Amy: I was asked to join TBCC to serve as a career coach for the CASE
(Credential Acceleration and Support for Employment). I had worked
with both Lori Gates and Connie Green in my previous position regarding
TBCC: How long have you worked at TBCC?
Amy: I had my 1 year anniversary on January 2nd!
TBCC: Do you have a memorable experience at TBCC regarding a certain class or student that you can share?
Amy: This past year, PTK invited me to speak at their induction ceremony. I felt highly complimented by the invitation as I know what a special occasion this is for the students. Given that I had not been at TBCC a year yet, made it doubly special.
TBCC: What is the most rewarding aspect of your job here at TBCC?
Amy: The most rewarding part of my job is watching students progress through their courses and seeing the joy they experience when they are successful. Being part of the process is downright fun.
TBCC: What do you feel are the greatest things about TBCC?
Amy: I get a sense of real community at TBCC. The size of the college and student body is what makes TBCC special and unique. I can truly say that I look forward to coming to work each day.
TBCC: Do you have any comments you would like to share?
Amy: I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to work in Tillamook. Being here is a unique opportunity and experience that is available to only a few. This is my first experience living in a small rural town, and I am glad to be here.
Thank you Amy for helping students meet their educational goals and set a career path here at TBCC!
The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.
~ Mark Twain
Policy driven governance empowers boards of directors to fulfill their obligation and responsibility for the general supervision and control of the organization. This model of governance allows the board to focus on larger issues, to delegate with clarity, evaluate the outcomes and accomplishments and lead the organization. As the College moves toward independent accreditation, it will be required to establish a number of "administrative" rules that will either relate to existing policy or new policies. The Board approved the general outline of the administrative rules on January 7, 2008.