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Name: Emily Williams 
Job Position: Transition Coordinator 

Color- Purple 
School Lunch- Thanksgiving meal 
Holiday- Halloween/Christmas 
Musician- Chris Cornell 

How long have you been in Minersville?
11 Years

Tell us something interesting about yourself/ What makes you different from everyone else?
I love makeup and do it as a side job.

What do you do in your free time?
I'm very close with my family and spend time with them.  

What makes a good teacher.
I'm a perfectionist, and I'm very organized.

Any advice for seniors?
You should listen to the advice of your teachers even if you think it's dumb.

Favorite memory?
I met Cory Taylor in a hotel lobby. 

I don't have any pets but would love to have a lab. 

Plans for retirement?
I would lover to go back to school and become a guidance counselor and travel the world. 

The job of a Transition Coordinator:
Miss. Williams, unbeknownst to a lot of the students here, is the Transition Coordinator and her job is to help people who have documented disabilities figure out what they want to do with their lives beyond high school. This can start as early as 13 or 14 years old and it includes a lot of activities that help to encourage independent living. She also works with a lot of outside agency's to make this happen. 

One story that stood out was when one of her students wanted to be a tattoo artist and with the help of OVR (one of the outside agency's) she was able to get an apprenticeship and then later be able to work in that field. 

Writer: Micah Borrelli


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