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Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work in Tallahassee


• ExcelinEd

Today, we celebrated Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day in our Tallahassee offices with the children of several members of our team. The kids of our communications team were put to work producing a blog where they each interviewed a different ExcelinEd employee. Here’s the result of their work!


Interview 1: Mary Elekes talks to Jennifer Diaz, Vice President of Communications

Mary is in 4th grade and the daughter of Kassie Elekes, Deputy State Communications Director. 

I walked into Miss Jennifer’s room. She was so surprised to see me. I told her we are interviewing employees at ExcelinEd about their jobs. I asked her my first question, “What do you love about your job?” And she told me that she loves all the people that she works with every day. Next I asked, “Do you think you make a difference in the world?” She responded, “Yes because I can see the difference in kids in all states doing better in school.” Then I asked the last question, “What do you do for the organization?” She told me that she leads a team of communication experts and we focus on spreading the message of education innovation and reform.

Interview 2: Miles Presnell talks to Alex Kelly, Vice President of Advocacy

Miles is in 3rd grade and the son of Meghan Presnell, Marketing Manager

I went to Mr. Alex and asked him couple of questions about working at ExcelinEd. My first question was, “What do you like about your job?” He said he likes working to help kids receive a quality education. The next question was “Do you make a difference in the world?” Mr. Alex said that he definitely makes a difference in the world. My last question I asked was “What do you do for the organization?” He told me that he works with lawmakers and teachers.

Interview 3: Kinsey Pageau talks to Jean Frey, Associate Director of Development

Kinsey is in 4th grade and the daughter of Kristin Lock, Director of Marketing & Digital

I walked into Miss Jean’s office and asked her my first question: “What do you like about your job?” She told me she loves working with people she works with at the organization and has a great team. The second question I asked her was, “Do you think you make a difference in the world?” She told me yes, because she helps to raise funds for children and their education. Finally, I asked her my last question, “What part you play for the organization?” She said she as the Director of Development she raises money for the organization’s work.

Interview 4: Avery Presnell talks to Pam Griggs, Director of Finance and Compliance

Avery is in 5th grade and the daughter of Meghan Presnell, Marketing Manager

Finally, I went to visit Miss Pam’s office to ask her a couple of questions as well. The first question I asked was, “What do you love about your job?” She told me that she loves to support the mission of ExcelinEd. My next question was, “Do you think you make a difference in the world?” She said yes, in her own way. The last question I asked was, “What do you do for the organization? She explained that she’s the Finance Director and she takes care of all the money. I had a lot of fun interviewing and getting know Miss Pam.

From left to right: Kinsey Pageau, Miles Presnell, Avery Presnell and Mary Elekes


 

About Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work

The Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work program is celebrating 25 years of showing children the value of their education, helping them discover the power and possibilities associated with a balanced work and family life, providing them an opportunity to share how they envision the future, and allowing them to begin steps toward their end goals in a hands-on and interactive environment is key to their achieving success.


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