Staff of the Month: Ms. Barnett
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Paradise Valley’s(PV) Athletic Director, Karen Barnett, is November’s staff of the month.
Mrs. Barnett has been the assistant athletic director at PV for 9 years. She is in charge of maintaining the athletic department and ensures that all sports games run smoothly. Mrs. Barnett always makes sure schedules for all games are accurately dated and is constantly showing support for PV’s different sports teams.
Mrs. Barnett loves her job and encourages others to do the same with anything they do in life. She states, “You have a choice when you wake up in the morning and why not fill your heart with gratitude”.
Furthermore, when asked what students can do to make her job easier, she explained the importance of reading and turning in paperwork on time. Mrs. Barrett also does quarterly grade check ups, so when students are not trying their best academically it prevents the student from playing on the field Mrs. Barnett’s states, “I want to see students playing sports and having fun, so when I have to take that away from them, it becomes a problem for me”.
Mrs. Barnett’s optimistic attitude brings out the best in the staff and students that stop by to see her. She mentions that, “Enjoying life while being kind,” is something she lives by and, “ “Not taking things for granted”. Moreover, she chooses to be happy and spread every bit of that joy in her work environment. Mrs. Barnett is a great example of one of the many amazing staff members here at Paradise Valley.