Keystone Oaks School District News Article

Elementary school counselors organize Career Days, expose students to a variety of job fields

Throughout the month of May, elementary school counselors Ed Hanna, Carly Devine and Craig Lawhead hosted Career Day events at their respective schools, exposing students to dozens of different jobs and career fields. 

In total, more than 50 professionals talked with students about their day-to-day work, the knowledge and skills required, and the type of education or training necessary for their profession.

Thank you to the following professionals, who volunteered their time to speak with students about their careers:

Aiken Elementary:
Marc Daffer - Attorney, Daffner Law
Anna Nicka, Physician Assistant & Professor, Duquesne University
Katie Muick - Assistant Branch Manager, Dollar Bank
Dr. Ryamond O’Toole - Pediatrician, Pediatric Alliance
Kari Penascino - Neonatal ICU Nurse, West Penn Hospital
Huda Atiya - Biomedical Researcher / Postdoctoral Medical Student, University of Pittsburgh
Josephk Kubiak, Business Manager, Keystone Oaks School District
Igor Boyko - Police Officer, City of Pittsburgh
Divya Devarajan - Portfolio Lead, Quality Assurance, PNC Bank

Dormont Elementary
Amber Salmen & Amy Burleson - Yoga Instructors
Mamie Stein - Set & Prop Design for Movies & TV
Angela Ramirez - Civil Engineer
Bruce Adamson & Judy Parker - Children’s Institute
Maureen Frew - JAM Enterprises
Sammi Zych - Nurse & Hospital Adminstration
John Rent - Nurse, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Emily Keane - Director of Integrity and Compliance, Highmark
Yazmin Pena - Epilepsy Foundation
Chris Robbins - Autonomous Vehicle Operations Specialist
Geoff Dobson - Computer Engineering & Cyber Security
Nicole Barnett & Yazmeen Manyisha - Public Health Educaiton
Jennifer Rogers - Web Manager and Digital Marketing
Mark Spano - Computer Programming and Web Developer
Jon Guarascio - IT
Jason Deleel - Union Iron Worker
Jason Wood - Freight Truck Driver
Denise Weaver - Parole Officer
Jim Paulick - Lawyer
Ben O’Connor - School Counselor
Chris Mathewson - Philosophy Professor
Amanda Dickens - Realtor
Graham Miller - Senior Creative Manager
David Binder - Talent Management Consultant
Nicolette Pawlowski - CEO, Sabrosos Dance Company
Andrew Deimel - VP of Engineering and Architecture
Van Walker - Professional Guitar Player, Expression Through Music
Public Safety - Police & Fire

Myrtle Elementary
Bethany King - Health & Wellness Director / Licensed Practical Nurse
Brandon Zimmerman - Campus and Community Relations Manager, Allegheny Health Network
Brian Broz - Signal Maintenance, Port Authority of Allegheny County
Sharon Spirik - Surgical Technicial
Brian Davis - Systems Engineer
Jessica Rice - Cardiac Nurse
Allen Lynch - Corrections Lieutenant
John Filson - PA State Parole Officer
Sean McGrath - IT / Network Engineer
John Astfalk - Director of IT and MIS, Limbach, Inc.
David & Kristy Donald - Speech Language Pathologists
Kaisa Gallego - Military Traffic Management, 171st Air Refueling Wing
Michele Buehl - Massage Therapist
Emily Goff - Freelance Artist
Hannah Humlan - Professional Photographer, Redford Photography
Fred Beebe - Computer / Database Programmer
Enis Suljic - Data Management / Qualitative Analysis, BNY Mellon

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