Five Questions with Laura Enslin (Annex Secretary)

Kimberly Dominguez, News Editor

Q1: What is your job description as an Annex Secretary?

A1: I do everything for the Vice Principals. I handle referrals and paperwork. I also type things for them; basically, the normal office secretary type of things.

 

Q2: What did you have to do to get this job?

A2: I applied and I had to pass four tests to be hired by the district. Because I live in Downey and because my kids go to school in the Downey District, I wanted the same hours as them so that I can be at home while they are.

 

Q3: What do you like about working in the Annex?

A3: Oh, I love my job! I get to meet a lot of students and people. I love the people I work with. I love Downey High School in general, and mind you, my kids go to Warren.

 

Q4: What are some of the challenges?

A4: Because this is the discipline office I deal with kids in trouble who are not happy, and they are rude to me. I get told off and cursed out. I try to make them understand that it’s not me who got them in trouble and try to calm them down. Some of them come back and apologize, but I think dealing with that is the only small challenge.

 

Q5: What is your favorite/ most memorable Annex moment?

A5: Wow, I think it’s when the students come back and visit me after they leave high school. It’s nice seeing them all grown up, and that’s what I like the most.