For the public – Dolores Guetebier |

For the public – Dolores Guetebier

Dolores Guetebier
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My job title: Special-education secretary for Twin Ridges School District.

What I do in my job: I am the support staff for the special education director. I do whatever it takes to facilitate special education in our district.

Why my job is important to the public: I am a communication tool for parents and staff regarding special education.

The special skills and talents I bring to my job: I have strong communication, organizational and secretarial skills.

The best part of my job is: The people I work with.

The part of my job that I like least is: There’s nothing I don’t like about my job.

A day of work I’ll always remember: Meetings where difficult situations have been collaboratively resolved.

How I got my job: I came to work for the school district when my children attended Twin Ridges.

How long I’ve been working here: Since 1985.

My dream job would be: Training people to approach all situations in a collaborative way.

My family: I have been happily married for 33 years and have six children and six grandchildren.

My hobbies: The Haute Trash group, which makes fashions out of recyclables. Next week we’ll be in Washington for a fund-raiser.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be: A writer.

If money were no object, I would: Continue writing, do painting and travel.

My dream vacation: Is a cabin on the lake in the north woods.

If a movie were made of my life, I would be played by: Bette Midler.

The people who have made the biggest difference in my life: Is the deaf community. Both of my parents were deaf and my first language was sign, which has given me the ability to better interpret situations.

My hero: Is Mother Teresa. She taught me to save the world by forgiving those closest to you.

The best book I’ve read lately was: “The Lord of the Rings Trilogy” by J.R.R. Tolkien. It shows that even when there’s no hope, there’s always hope.

The soundtrack to my life would include: The soundtrack from “Braveheart.”

I like living in Nevada County because: I am in the woods with my animals. I have three dogs, eight cats, two parrots and a rat, which was a rescue from a snake I don’t have anymore.

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