Challenging career but the pay off was great when you helped people find their paths in life.
Pros: helping people, opprotunities for customer service, making positive changes.
Cons: no budget or any real support for the program. no time for breaks, emotionally draining at times.
Bridge is the Disciplinary Alternative Educational Program (DAEP) for an Independent School District. I had the opportunity to turn the program in a positive direction as the coordinator to be positive force for students in challenging situations. I revamped the program when I took over and reformed it to be a successful program for students, parents, teachers and the entire school community. It was a very challenging situations due to the overwhelming odds stacked against the students such as home life, drugs, peer pressure, the inability to fit in the normal structure of schools and the feeling of overall hopelessness. The absolute best part is when you realized you had helped members of the school community realize their full potential and saw the light of hope shine in their eyes. I supervised some fantastic people who were dedicated to their career choice and knew it was a challenge day in and day out.