Every time students walk through the front office, Barbara Jackson, the new receptionist, welcomes them. Some may recognize her as an assistant teacher from Mary Scroggs Elementary.
Jackson moved a couple years ago due to her husband’s job but is now back in the CHCCS School system. She loves the friendliness and professionalism of the staff, teachers and students. She’s the type to keep busy and loves her new job as a receptionist.
“It’s a real homey environment; it kind of hugs you,” said Jackson. “You can tell how much the teachers and the staff here care about the kids.”
She hopes students feel welcome when they walk into the school and that she’s doing her job well.
“I want the kids to feel like they can just come in and not be afraid to talk, and if they’re late, I don’t want them to feel funny,” said Jackson.
As much as she loves her current days as a receptionist, she isn’t used to sitting down all day. An active person, she will have to adjust to her new relatively sedentary job.
She loves to take long walks with her dogs and go to the gym. When she isn’t spending her time outdoors, she likes to spend time with her three sons and enjoys scrapbooking and watching movies. Jackson hopes to continue to help students in the years to come.