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Mrs. Hill energizes Citrus Valley Career Center

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Kari Hill in the Citrus Valley High School career center. This is Hill’s 20th year teaching in the Redlands Unified School District, and first year as the career center teacher. (Maggie Snavely/ Ethic photo)

By JOSEPH QUESADA and RICARDO RAMOS

Kari Hill, previously a health teacher for Citrus Valley High School, has now made the transition into the career center on the Citrus Valley campus. This is her 20th year teaching with 10 years at Redlands East Valley High School and 10 years at Citrus Valley.

Hill attended Cal State Fullerton where she received her Bachelor’s degree and later obtained her Master’s degree at the University of Redlands.

While her new position is a big change from the classroom, she loves it and has high hopes for the 2018-2019 school year. According to Hill, she plans to work diligently to establish a “bright and positive” atmosphere for all students looking to plan out their future goals and seek counsel on potential career options. She is especially excited to introduce her programs and develop relationships with students who may need her help.

Hill works with students to fill out work permits, enroll in work experience classes, fill out applications, submit student aid forms, and look over college requirements. She also plans guest speakers, develops study programs and creates college workshops to prepare students.

Overall, Hill plans to work at creating a welcoming atmosphere and invite any and all students to utilize her and the career center as a resource.  Hill always tries to live by Mark Twain’s quote, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” She hopes that students will also be inspired and always feel welcome in the career center.

Hill also wants to gain exposure for the career center, making it more available and welcoming to students across campus. There are several ways in which students can come in contact with the career center. The twitter account for Citrus Valley’s career center (@CVHSCAREER) will post updates and news, as well as the school bulletin which will give annual information on events. In addition, there is also a facebook page (@ Career Center CVHS) that will give updates and news for CV’s career center.

Any student on campus who needs help with anything that relates to college and career readiness can best reach Hill in her office before school, during lunch, or after school or through her email at kari_hill@redlandsk12.ca.us.

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