A highlight of the sixth grade curriculum is Career Week. Each spring, Dallas Academy sixth graders invite parents and friends of Dallas Academy to campus to share details about their careers with Dallas Academy’s students. Students are introduced to a variety of professions ranging from medicine to art to law and to business. The week-long series this March highlights the diversity in professional opportunities available in our students’ futures.
Throughout the week, Dallas Academy welcomed many exciting guest speakers to campus. Chris Merlick runs his own label making company and gifted students with their own stickers and labels. Dallas Academy’s Director of Public Relations, Sarah Jayroe, spoke about school marketing. Dallas Academy parent Jami Ritter discussed grant writing for non-profit organizations. Labor and delivery nurse Teresa Lobmeyer discussed life in a hospital and delivering babies. Steve Baker shared details about being an entrepreneur and starting his own internet company, Monster. Cam Mayfield of Park Place Motors shared information about the auto industry. Chad Medaris discussed life in law enforcement and modern techniques in fighting crime. Dallas Academy welcomed Kristi Winans who discussed making orthodontic appliances and dentistry. Army veteran and Professor Pat Stewart discussed teaching in college. Many guests shared videos, photos, and even humorous stories from their job.
Lower school teachers Ashley Thomas and Mandy Medaris were so excited about Career Week and showing their students all of the opportunities available to them with the right education, training, and hard work. Dallas Academy’s faculty was thankful to all of those that came to speak about their careers and open our students’ minds to new professions.