Stephanie Glenisky, M.Ed., NBCT College and Career CounselorI began working in education in 2004. I received my bachelor’s degree from Central Washington University in Family and Consumer Sciences Career and Technical Education and my master’s degree from Seattle University in School Counseling with a heavy focus in mental health. I also have teaching certificates in Career Choices and Work Based Learning. Before entering this role in 2015, I taught high school for seven years and I have worked at both the elementary and high school level as a school counselor.My job is to provide college and career guidance to students and families; to assist them in making informed educational and career choices. In our career center, you will have the opportunity to be linked with different programs and options for beyond high school. I am a resource to help you explore your career interests as well as post-secondary academic and occupational opportunities. My mission is to connect every graduating senior with a post-secondary plan.When away from work I enjoy spending time with my husband, Jamie, and our three children. I enjoy traveling, hiking, and yoga. I look forward to working with you this year.Patricia Burton, B.S., NTP Career Center Assistantpburton@auburn.wednet.eduI grew up in Peoria, IL with a twin brother and 2 younger sisters. After high school, I attended Illinois Central College for 1-½ yrs. I transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and spent the spring semester there. It turned out I was shy one course to apply to their occupational therapy program, so I ended up moving back home and finishing my AA degree at ICC that fall semester. I then proceeded to take prerequisites classes in business to transfer to Northern Illinois University the following fall semester. After 2 yrs at NIU, I received a bachelor’s degree in marketing.
I moved out to the Seattle area in 1990, and worked for companies like Precor, Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation, Honeywell HPG and Davis Wire Corporation, predominantly in inside sales positions. I took a break for a while to stay home with my kids while they were young, and volunteered a lot at Lea Hill Elementary School. I started working full-time with the Auburn School District in January of 2010 as a Special Ed Para in the ECE program at Lea Hill. When I saw the position for the career center specialist open up, I was eager to apply and so thankful I was offered the position, since I loved my college years. I have two sons: Tyler who is a freshman at WSU studying engineering and Derek who is currently a junior at AMHS.
In my spare time, I love to walk, take classes at the City of Auburn’s fitness center, watch movies and read tons of books and do online research on nutrition and environmental issues. I am certified as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner by the Nutritional Therapy Association, from a program offered through the South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia. There are so many great programs and opportunities out there available to our students. Please stop by and let me know how I can help.