For the public – Dolores Guetebier
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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This letter is in response to Elias Funez’s excellent article on the relationship between the Nevada County Airport, Cal Fire and the Loma Rica development.