Interview with Saralyn Shafer
Pathfinders Learning is delighted to have Saralyn’s cheerful personality light up the office. Saralyn’s kind and engaging demeanor makes her an outstanding asset to our team of cognitive trainers.
What are your future career goals?
My future career goals are to teach elementary school in both private and public settings.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
The best advice I have ever received is to accept challenges and problems as pathways for potential blessings.
Describe your job in 10 words or less.
My job is to care for and support children.
What was the last really good book you read?
The last really good book I read was “The Great Divorce,” by C.S. Lewis.
What is the strangest food you have ever tried?
The strangest food I have tried was Ethiopian sponge bread — it was actually really nice!
What would the title of your autobiography be?
The title of my autobiography would probably be “Work In Progress.” 🙂
Where do you most want to travel, but have never been?
I would love to travel to every state in the U.S. and get to know my own country.
What’s a fear you are proud to have overcome?
When I was a teenager I was terrified to drive… which is a pretty necessary fear to overcome!
Who was your most influential school teacher and why?
My most influential school teacher was my 5th grade teacher, who encouraged me to be myself and love myself for who I am.
Do you have a favorite season?
My favorite season is autumn because my sister and mother’s birthdays are then.
Do you volunteer anywhere?
I volunteer at my church in a kids praise team.
What brings you the most joy when working with kids?
It brings me the most joy when I see a student smiling or having fun with something that they have previously struggled with, or encountered difficulty with. It inspires me to see how powerful and capable every child I have met really is!
You can find Saralyn around the office helping students reach their potential and accomplish their goals!