Thursday, October 20, 2011

Staffulty Spotlight: Mrs. Shelton

Mrs. Shelton is the administrative assistant to GLHS principal, Mr. Carter. Mrs. Shelton has contributed so much to GLHS in her career that we decided to highlight some of favorite memories!

                                                                Mrs. Cindy Shelton

McCloud: Tell me about yourself.
Shelton:  I grew up in Tipp City, Ohio and graduated from Tippecanoe High School. I have an Associate's degree in Medical Lab Technology from Columbus State Community College. I am also a 25 year Longaberger Consultant. I have been married to my husband Jon for 32 years and I have two grown sons. My sons are Jason and Kevin and they both graduated from GLHS. I also have a daughter-in-law Katie. We have a rescue schnauzer named Nickles. I have served on various church committees and the PTO. I am currently an Administrative Assistant to the principal, Mr. Carter and I serve on the Lions Advisory Board at GLHS.


McCloud: What are your hobbies and what do you like to do for fun?
Shelton:  I enjoy walking, golfing, and other various sports. I also like to read, shop, eat out, travel and spend time with family and friends.

McCloud:  How long have you been working at GLHS?
Shelton: I have worked at GLHS for 14 years and prior to that I worked at High Point Elementary.

McCloud: What do you like best about working at GLHS?
Shelton: My favorite part about working at GLHS are the students and staff.

McCloud: What are some fond memories from working at GLHS?
Shelton: I have had the opportunity to work with three dedicated principals in my years here. I also love to watch as the students excel in academics and extracurricular activities. The excitement and enthusiasm at GLHS is there on a daily basis and I also have made many friendships with students, staff, and parents.

Blog article compiled by: Anna McCloud; Photo credit: Abby Leppert

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Staffulty Spotlight: Ms. Amber Stevens

Ms. Stevens is the freshmen attendance secretary. Staffulty, like Ms. Stevens, contribute so much to GLHS that we thought they deserve a feature. Here we ask about a few of her hobbies and interests.

Tackach: Tell me about yourself.
Stevens: I enjoy reading, I journal, and I am obsessed with the ID channel.
Takach: What is your favorite book?
Stevens: Redemption of Love by Francie Rivers.

Tackach: How long have you been working at GLHS?
Stevens: Four years.

Tackach: What do you like best about working at GLHS?
Stevens: My relationships with the students.
Tackach: Do you have any fond memories of working at GLHS?
Stevens: Last year, when I had my first full year class, those freshmen graduated last year. So to watch them grow from being freshmen to watching them graduate, or to see someone that was struggling at first or might have had behavior issues and it finally click for them.

Tackach: What is your favorite part about the new freshman office?
Stevens: It’s doing the same job, but it seems completely different. Although I’m still doing the same discipline, attendance and telephones, it’s a different vibe. I’m able to focus more on the project things I do like link crew and renaissance, and I don’t have to do as much multitasking because the phones down here are not as busy as up there, so I’m able to provide more support to the principal and our system principals.

Compiled by Malerie Takach

Monday, October 3, 2011

Why do staff love GLHS?

          GLHS offers numerous opportunities for students to pursue any interest or activity imaginable, whether it be a sport, hobby, interest, or academic class.  But what about the teachers, administrators and faculty members who contribute so much to our school’s success?  Besides the bright and shining faces of its students, what do staff members love most about Gahanna Lincoln High School?

“I love the fact that we are a single school for a single community.  It pulls the community together, and gives it a sense of unity.  The diversity of the school gives a good taste of what is to come at college.” – Amy Carter, Attendance

“The Speech and Debate Team and the interactions of the kids, as well as the opportunities the program provides for students, are the best part about GLHS.” –Lyle Linerode, Speech

“GLHS has so much to offer for everyone. There is literally a club for every interest, whether that is Anime Club, Gamers Club, Writing Club, or something else.  Other schools don't offer as many programs as we do.  ” -Kimberly Thomas, Math

"After 31 years of teaching at GLHS, I would say that the most enjoyable part is the support of the families of our students.  [The families] understand the importance of school and classes, in particular, health class.  Health is a topic that is frequently changing.  Twenty years ago, I would have never thought that I would be discussing sensitive issues that affect people's lives." -Linda Shannon. Health

"I most love the school climate, the diversity, and the staff and students.  I also have a sense of comfort at GLHS because I attended school here when I was in high school." -Ann Gleek, Librarian and Media Specialist

"Gahanna Lincoln is unlike any school at which I had previously taught. Its forward-thinking innovations and ideas are modernizing the way students learn information.   But, the best quality about the school is its positive and encouraging climate, which effectively makes GLHS a great place to learn and grow." -Kevin Dengel, Orchestra

- Article compiled by Emily Jadwin