I have been in the education field for 28 years. Started as a substitute, became an educational assistant, four years later a school secretary, did benefits for 1 year, payroll for 14 years, business manager for 4 years and am learning a new role as the Procurement Coordinator in our district. It's been a very good professional experience. I am proud of my accomplishments. I am 1 semester away from having my teacher degree. However, like Terry said we are not only business officials, we are also educators making every effort to benefit the students in our communities.
I am a product of my local school district, my 2 children and now my 2 grandsons are as well. I take comfort in knowing that what I do has a positive impact on the lives of children.