Virginia DeBoer

Career Development Specialist

Began at Teachwell:

 2016

Why did you choose this field?

 It chose me and I am gleefully grateful!

What or who most inspires you?

 People and aha moments.

What was your favorite subject in school?

Geography in high school. In college, I loved all of my social science and teaching classes!!

Why Teachwell?

 Incredibly talented, understanding, funny and loving individuals throughout the organization. Some of the smartest people all put in one organization.

What keeps you motivated?

 Learning every single day and being open to the beauty of everyday moments.

How do you hope to make a difference?

 By listening and really hearing to provide the service that is needed.

Goals for the future?

Being useful to those around me.  

What is your background experience – degrees, experience, skills?

BA in Social Science-93. Then I took every class for a teaching certificate to be K-8 certified; math, science and social studies but did not do my student teaching because my kids were 5 and 2 and the timing wasn't right. I have been a substitute in the SFSD 1996-2012. I have worked for an expert witness in the security field since 2011 doing timelines of crimes from surveillance and time and yearly analysis from police reports.

People would be surprised to know that I....

am allergic to hair dyes (No, just kidding.) I have a smartphone that uses wifi but I don't pay for data because I don't want to be hooked to my phone plus I don't know if I could figure out how to use all of the many features.