The FSDB Career Development Department selects a Student Employee of the Month each month. Students in the after-school campus work program will be chosen based on their excellent work ethic in their respective paid positions on campus after school.
For March, we are recognizing Deagan Day, a junior in the Blind Department who works as a Recycling Associate. Here is what his supervisor, Joyce Holliman, had to say about Deagan:
Deagan is a wonderful student worker. When it comes to getting the job done, he goes exceedingly over what is required of him. His personality is always pleasant, and he is very independent and productive. Deagan is always willing to learn new tasks, and he often helps out others when needed. Deagan stays focused while on the job, and hands down, he is one of the best student workers that I have ever had. When it comes to exchanging recycling bins, fast walking, lifting with strength, safely orientation on the worksites, Deagan Day is the man for the job.
Employee Spotlight Interview with Deagan
Why did you want to work as a Recycling Associate?
I wanted to work as a Recycling Associate because it seemed like it would be fun and I enjoy work like that.
How do you balance your career and education?
There have been times when I have had to take off work to study.
What advice do you have for students who want to work on campus?
You should actually do your job and show up. Do not lie about your abilities, and be a reliable worker.
What do you find most challenging about your job?
Nothing really; it's not too hard.
What do you like most about your job?
I like being able to exercise, walk around, and see all of the different buildings on campus.
What are your plans after FSDB?
I plan to go to a trade school or a regular college. I think I would study marketing in college or if I went to trade school, I would study diesel mechanics or construction.
If you can choose one food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?
That's a hard question, I like food. Probably seafood.
If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
I would want to meet Ronnie Mack, he's a motocross racer because he seems like a really cool guy. I think it would be cool to tell him that there's a blind kid out there who supports and thinks he's cool. I am saving up to buy a motorcycle.
If you could choose a superpower, what would you choose and why?
Mind reading because I could win a lot of bets that way.
About the After School Campus Work Program
The FSDB After School Campus Work Program provides additional Career Development opportunities to FSDB students (16+) through a structured campus work program delivered outside the academic day. Students 16 years of age or older will have the opportunity to apply for vacant positions. Students go through a competitive hiring process. They review job postings that include a detailed job description, essential functions, and qualifications.
The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind is a tuition-free state public school in historic St. Augustine, available to eligible pre-K and K-12 students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired or deafblind. The FSDB experience gives students the edge to do more, be more, and achieve more, fulfilling our vision of preparing them for a lifetime of success. Early intervention and outreach services are also available throughout the state of Florida. Private donations help to support programs that directly benefit students which are not covered by state funds. To inquire about enrollment, contact Parent Services at 904-827-2212 or 904-201-4527 VP. To schedule a campus tour, contact Outreach Services at bit.ly/fsdbtours. For more information, visit fsdbk12.org.