A Day in the Life at GC

By DJ Ramirez/Staff Writer

Photo Caption: Ms. Erin Grimes, Spanish teacher, is teaching her Spanish 2 class.

 The kids of Greenfield Central always see the adults in the building, but don’t necessarily know anything about them. Four adults in the building have been asked to share some facts and things they do during their day. Lisa Hines, one of our lunch ladies, shared that her typical day is super busy, where she starts her day off with a prayer, gets to school and starts cooking right away. 

Hines said her hardest part of the day is cooking in between lunches and the easiest is cleaning. “Outside of work, I love to kayak, garden, and do anything outdoors. If I could change professions, it would be anything animal related,” Hines said.

Jeanie Hull, Greenfield Central’s librarian, said, “My typical work day starts off at 4:30am. I start and end my day with a prayer. I arrive at school by 8am. I usually have several kids first thing to return or check out books. Kids come in and out of the library throughout the day for EB or during lunch.  I process new books, work on displays, and am now planning for the end of the year inventory. My day usually ends at 3:30pm.” 

Hull said when she’s not at work, she loves to garden, read, craft, and bake cakes for weddings and birthdays. “Easiest part of my day is talking and joking with the kids, and the hardest part is seeing kids upset. If I could change my profession it would be in Accounting, I love AR and payroll,” said Hull. A cool fact about Hull is that she collects Emmett Kelly Clowns. 

Jamie Stein, EB teacher at Greenfield Central, explained that a typical day for her includes taking attendance and helping students. She also has cafeteria duty. “When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my kids and family. I do like what I do, but I could change professions, I would work in health care.” 

Stein said her hardest part of the day is feeling like there isn’t enough time in the day, but her easiest part of the day is talking with my students. “I have been doing this position for 3 years. The biggest skill I need for my job is listening. It is important to be able to communicate with students. A cool fact about me is I have worked with kids in all of my jobs since I was 13,” said Stein.

     Erin Grimes, Spanish teacher at Greenfield Central, said she starts the same with getting up and getting ready for school. “After school, I usually work teaching Driver’s Ed,  2 nights a week. The other nights I might catch a game at school, hang out with my friends, or hang out at home watching TV. I sometimes go to Indy to spend time with my family on the weekends. I enjoy the actual teaching part, but I don’t really like all of the prep work and grading that is also required,” Grimes said. 

She also said,”The hardest part of my day is waking up in the mornings. I am not a morning person by any means. I have been doing this job for 7 years, 6 at GC. The skills required are organization, patience, compassion, a strong work ethic, and the ability to multitask.”