I met up with Nicole Driscoll. She is inspiring because she has a very important job!
Juliana Roberts: What is your job and what are your responsibilities?
Nicole Driscoll: I’m a director in a nursing station and I am responsible for all operational services and activities, as well as all human resources management.
J.R.: What do you think changed from when you went to school to schootoday?
N.D.: Students today have much more latitude. Special needs are recognized and most parents recognize the importance of education for their child’s future.
J.R.: Do you think that students should come back to St.Augustine to work after college?
N.D.: Yes, if there is a job in their field and they can be supervised and mentored by someone who is already an “expert” in this domain.
J.R.: If you can change anything about your work what would you change?
N.D.: Absolutely nothing. I love my job!
J.R: What do you like about your job, and why is it important?
N.D: I genuinely like the people and population I work with and my job is important to me because I get to help people with improving their well-being.
J.R.: What do you like to be called?
N.D.: Nicole Driscoll
J.R.: What were some highlights or important events in your life when you were a child?
N.D.: A class trip to Newfoundland when I was in grade 8, as I was the oldest of 7 children; I loved walking across the river to spend the weekend with my grandma & grandpa where I would be the only child for the weekend and have all their beloved attention.
J.R.: What were some highlights or important events in your adult life?
N.D.: The birth of my two awesome children. Also having the opportunity to work in a multi-cultural environment where my skills and aptitudes are very much appreciated.
J.R.: What special interests do you have?
N.D.: Cooking, traveling and learning new things.
J.R.: What helped you persevere when your interest in school was declining?
N.D.: Because I knew I wanted to be independent and earn my own money and have a secure job, a good education helps us do that.
J.R.: What would you like to say to those currently in high school who are struggling?
N.D.: Never give up. Education gives you the freedom of many choices in life.
J.R.: What would you change if you could go back in time?
N.D.: I would have stayed in school longer than I did.
J.R.: Is there anything you would have liked someone to have done for you when you were in high school?
N.D.: In high school I struggled profoundly with French; however, my French teacher took me in an individual class each lunch hour to teach me French and I managed to pass. Today I have a very good job in a predominately French environment.
J.R.: Do you have any advice for the kids reading our blog?
N.D.: Education is one of the greatest gifts we can offer our children; it is your journey to freedom and in the long term it has a great impact or our well-being.
Juliana Roberts, Grade 4, École St.Augustine School
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