Shelia Interview Mrs.Diggs

On Thursday, February 6, I sat down with Traci Diggs a counselor at Stanly academy learning center and interview her. The following is a transcript of the interview.

SJ: How long have you been a staff?

TD: I have been a staff for 13 years. I started teaching middle school as lateral entry teacher after the pharmaceutical company I worked for closed down I started teaching at Albemarle High School then I started working on my masters in counseling and moved to the Academy.

SJ: Do you enjoy working as a staff?

TD: Yes I love working at the academy because there’s never a duel moment.

SJ: What are your favorite things to do?

TD: I love to shop with my two teenage daughters. I like to scrapbook and sing in the choir.

SJ: Name something you have learned while working in education?

TD: I have learned i am more patience then I thought I could ever be. I met people from a lot of different backgrounds. I have found that I am excepting from all people. I have seen there’s good in everyone and some people have a hard time realizing that about themselves.

SJ: What is your favorite part about being a staff?

TD: The interaction with students, being able to see and talk to the student’s everyday.

SJ: What are your least favorite things about being a staff?

TD: All the extra things that I have to do like testing and making the master schedule can be difficult.

SJ: How do you use what you learn at work at home?
TD: It opens my eyes to some of the same struggles they may have face and sometimes it makes me except more out of them because they don’t face half of the challenges that I see our students face.

SJ: Where do you see yourself in years?

TD: I see myself still being a counselor and I would like to have completed National board certification and I would be getting excited about getting ready for retirement at the beach.


My trip to India

My Trip to India
As transcribed by She-lia Jones, contributing writer, Stanly Talons

On December 28, 2012, I left to do charity work in India. I took a trip for a month to India to help the orphan girls and teach them new things. I also learned new things. As a teacher, I have never been more respected. As a woman there is no equality in India. Women are not treated equal and women have to cover they whole body so the clothing was different. There was not clean water; the water they would drink can make you sick or even kill you. There was trash everywhere and there is no trash can so they throw everything on the ground or in the ocean. That really makes me appreciate the environment I live in here.
I loved a lot of things about my trip. I loved the people, the children, and the happiness. Most of the girls in the orphan had been abused and I really loved the way they held up. I loved the weather, the heat it was hard not to dress for the weather. I really liked the environment that I was around.
I didn’t like how dirty it was. I also didn’t like the extreme poverty. The fact that some of the kids didn’t go to school and how women weren’t treated fair.
The thing that impacted me the most was I was the only non-Indian there. It was a good experience for me to be the only non-Indian because I learned to be friendly with all races. They ones in Indian would look at me like I were sick or something but they just didn’t understand because they have never seen any other race.
My trip to India was an incredible experience for me.