Aug. 7, 2012 — Kellyn Gussler, former Rowan County Middle School technology and community education teacher, has taken the helm as coordinator of the Rowan County Senior High School Youth Service Center.
The position was previously held by Carol Turner who retired in June after 21 years. The coordinator plays an important role in bridging the gap between barriers outside of school and students receiving their diploma.
Gussler, a Louisa native, is beginning her seventh year in the Rowan County school system. She holds a bachelor of science degree in early childhood development and a master’s degree in special education from Union College.
“I have hit the ground running,” Gussler said. “This is a challenging job with many duties but I am ready.”
Readifest, sponsored by the Family and Youth Service Centers and Project Aim, was the beginning of her race to helping students and families in the Rowan County school system.
“All of the Family Youth Service Centers (FRYSC) participated last Wednesday in helping more than 250 families receive needed school supplies and clothing to begin the school year,” she said.
The next leg of her journey will be the “Club Fair”. “During the week of Aug. 20, high school students will have the opportunity to learn about the various extracurricular clubs offered at the school. They will also be allowed to sign –up for clubs that interest them,” said Gussler.
Various events sponsored by the FRYSCs for the anti-drug Red Ribbon Week will take place in October.
The Community Health Fest, a collaboration with the Youth Service Centers at both the high school and middle school, Area Health Education Center and St. Claire Regional Medical will be held in November.
“Families of middle and high school students are invited to attend the event with their child to learn more about what community health partners offer and ways to stay healthy.”