0612 MBE Career DayMary Carrington Gullage, Mary Margaret Gullage (co-chairman), William Gullage, Hutton Reed, Tiffany Denson of T. Lish Dressing, Mary Inzer Hagan, Melissa Hagan (co-chair) and Jenny Reed (co-chair) at Career Day.
Mountain Brook Elementary recently held its annual Career Day for sixth grade students.
Last fall, MBE Guidance Counselor, Leslie Cross, conducted “interest inventories,” where she helped students identify their potential “career codes”: Artistic, Conventional, Enterprising, Investigative, Realistic or Social. The students then filled out a survey that indicated their top eight choices of careers they were interested in learning more about.
The parent-led Career Day Committee, chaired by Jenny Reed, Mary Margaret Gullage and Melissa Hagan, then recruited more than 30 speakers in the choices indicated to speak for 20-minute sessions to small groups of the interested children.
Career favorites of the boys ranged from banker to outdoor adventurist with secret service, FBI and sports coach and sports newscaster. The girls seemed more interested in careers such as fashion designer, interior decorator, dancer, actress, author and artist.
Clark Dixon, outdoor adventurist and uncle of sixth grade student Madeline Ingram, flew in for Career day from Reno, where he is filming his new show, The Syndicate.
Shannon Riley, a local mother of four, started and owns her own company, One Stop Environmental, which was featured in Women’s Day magazine for her beautification efforts in the Woodlawn area.
The keynote speaker was Tiffany Denson, founder of T-Lish Dressing, who addressed all the students in the auditorium.