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amanda

Amanda Brooks

Assistant Program Manager
Grover Center W129C
1 Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701
740.566.8543

brooksa1@ohio.edu

Fun Facts:
I am a GIANT football fan! (Go Bucks!)
My family is very important to me, which is good since most all of them live within a 10 mile radius of me.
Sarcasm is a necessary survival skill in my house.

What My Position Entails:
I help sustain Kids on Campus programs by writing grants and making sure we spend our money wisely. I work with the program coordinators to help manage their budgets. I also manage the KoC office, process the payroll and perform other general office duties. And I find the answers to random questions!

Why I Enjoy My Job:
I really like the mix of routine and change. Because our staff is always trying to make the programs the best they can be for the kids and families, we are always changing and evolving. It is never boring here!

I Chose This Career Path Because:
I enjoy working with people, and am heavily invested in non-traditional educational programs. Programs like Kids on Campus had such a strong impact on my life personally, and I want to make sure others have that opportunity.

My Professional Passion:
The education of our children, especially looking at the whole child. I enjoy teaching children in nontraditional settings; I love the freedom and creativity it allows us to have.


Photo of Holly Brooks.

Holly Brooks

Alexander Jr./Sr. High School Program Coordinator
6125 School Road
Albany, Ohio 45710
740.698.8831 Ext. 561
brooksh@ohio.edu
 

Fun Info:

I enjoy being outside, especially if it has anything to do with horses. I am certified to teach therapeutic horseback riding lessons, which I taught for two years while living in Oklahoma.

What My Position Entails:
I’m responsible for providing quality educational programming for the afterschool program. I collaborate with the students, parents, teachers, administrators and community partners to best serve the program. 

Why I Enjoy My Job:
I enjoy that each day is different, and I never have the chance to get bored.

I Chose This Career Path Because:
I get to make a positive impact on kids’ lives in a nontraditional setting. I always wanted to make a difference in the community.

My Professional Passion:
My passion is being able to help individuals with different abilities in a nontraditional setting.


Susan Chabot

Susan Chabot

Southern Local Program Coordinator
10397 State Route 155 Southeast
Corning, Ohio 43730
740.394.2426
chabots@ohio.edu
 
 

Philip Hutchison

Alexander Elementary Program Coordinator
6105 School Road
Albany, Ohio 45710
740.698.8831 Ext. 156
hutchip1@ohio.edu

Courtney Morefield

Trimble Local Program Coordinator
18500 Jacksonville Road
Glouster, Ohio 45732
740.767.2810
morefiel@ohio.edu

jennifer

Jennifer Moore

Athens City Program Coodinator
90 Connet Road
The Plains, Ohio 45780
740.797.7592
woodsj2@ohio.edu
 

Fun Facts:
I am a rice fanatic. I could eat it every day for every meal.
I love reality TV.
I still talk to my mom 6-8 times per day.
I have no idea how to work Twitter or Instagram.

What My Position Entails:
My position entails providing quality afterschool and summer programming to children in the elementary school setting. I also make sure families are closely involved in our program and are acknowledged as vital influences on a child’s learning and development through family events and various opportunities offered to parents/guardians. I also work with the school administration and affiliates to make sure our program is accepted, supported and successful.

Why I Enjoy My Job:
I love that every day is an adventure. No child, family or day is the same when you are working in a setting that focuses on children. I also love the fact that every day I am surrounded by young, impressionable minds that I have the power to influence and empower...Well, and because kids say the darndest things!

I Chose This Career Path Because:
I chose this career path because I love the field of human services and being able to connect with children and families in a positive setting.

My Professional Passion
To matter in as many childrens' and families' lives as I can in my lifetime.


Jo Ellen Sherow, Kids on Campus Program Manager

Jo Ellen Sherow

Program Manager
Grover Center W129B
1 Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701
740.566.8555
sherow@ohio.edu

crystal

Crystal Smith

Federal Hocking Local Program Coordinator
8461 SR 144
Stewart, Ohio 45778
740.662.6691
smithc14@ohio.edu
 

Fun Facts:
I want my retirement home to be on a cruise ship.
I could not live without sarcasm in my life.
I supplement my income with bingo winnings.
Love spending time with my family and friends.
Attends Cork and Canvas classes (who doesn't love painting while enjoying a glass of wine?)

What My Position Entails:
Oversight of three afterschool programs for students in grades kindergarten through 12 th grade within the Federal Hocking Local School District.

Why I Enjoy My Job:
It allows me to go beyond just teaching students. I am able to share my experiences I have gained in becoming a better educator/supervisor. Also, I value the personal connection I get to develop with both with the students and their families.

I Chose This Career Path Because:
It allows me to help students achieve their personal best while inspiring them not only academically but personally.

My Professional Passion:
My professional passion is to help instill and encourage passion in those who work with children and families. I believe that a strong, productive leader puts people first and that the best leader serves others.