During her years at Monroe Community College and SUNY Oswego, 2008 Newark High School graduate Sarah Griepsma was selected to do two, six-month internships at Disney College at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Working her first stint in entertainment and her second at Mission Space at Epcot, she realized just how much she loved working with children in such a lighthearted atmosphere.
“I loved it,” Griepsma said. “I love Disney.‘’
She said she loves working around children in her relatively new job at Perkins School, where she has been secretary since January, minus the six weeks she was on maternity leave following the birth of her first child, Amelia, in March.
A departure from her last two jobs — one year working as a unit clerk at the Wayne County Nursing Home and before that as an insurance agent at CIG in Canandaigua — Griepsma said she finds the combination of working in a fast-paced school office and interactions with young children really to her liking.
“It was fun working around the older residents at the nursing home, and it’s fun here and lighthearted working around young children,” she said. “I love kids, and I’m looking forward to having lots of family coming through this school.”
It won’t just be her daughter and other children she hopes to have, but nieces and nephews as well.
Principal Sue Achille said Griepsma is doing a great job as secretary.
“I love her,” she said. “She’s organized. Her personality is fantastic. I feel she was made for this job, and she’s fantastic with kids.”
Griepsma, who earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and broadcasting from SUNY Oswego and whose husband is a truck driver for McLane out of Baldwinsville, enjoys playing volleyball and photography in her leisure time.