Myah Lear

Roshanda Coffee

Q: What’s the best advice you’ve been given about social work?

A: Trust your instincts.

Q: What do you do? 

A: I meet with students to help and provide support across a wide array of topics.

Q: What made you choose to work at AAHS? 

A: I am an Altoona alumni who didn’t graduate here, but I was here until tenth grade, and the idea to give back and help was appealing to me.

Q: When was the moment you realized you wanted to be a social worker? 

A: Working in the field in general; I like the idea of a holistic approach of treatment.

Q: What is your favorite part of being a social worker so far? Why? 

A: Definitely engaging families and students because I love people.

Q: Who inspired you to become a social worker? 

A: Probably, without going into too much detail, working with the families I’ve been with.

Q: What college did you go to? 

A: Undergrad Penn State Altoona and graduate degree went to the University of Pittsburgh in Johnstown.

Q: What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

A: I like to watch football, write and read poetry, travel and decoration/crafts.

Q: Why did you choose social work? 

A: I chose to work with students because after working with a range of ages, teenagers are my favorite to work with. I like to help guide them on their path.

Q: As a student, I know I tend to get nervous for the first weeks of school. As a teacher in a new school, do you feel that sense of nervousness you once felt as a student? 

 A: Oh my goodness: absolutely.

Q: Is there something you would want to do during your social work career? Ex: coaching a sport, head of a club etc. 

A: Maybe just some sort of mentoring capacity.

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