Jan. 14, 2019 - Throughout the year, the Corinth Corner series highlights those in our district who help our students reach their fullest potential. It is a chance for the Corinth community to get to know our teachers, administrators, and staff on a more personal level. View previous Corinth Corners here.
Mrs. Lynne Jenkins is in her thirteenth year of working in the Corinth Central School District as a school counselor and director of guidance. She currently works in the Oak Street campus counseling office. Mrs. Jenkins previously worked for eight years as a school counselor in the Granville Central School District, for three years as a school counselor and director of guidance in North Warren Central School District, and for a year as CSE chair and 504 coordinator for Argyle Central School District.
Mrs. Jenkins grew up in Chestertown, NY and graduated from North Warren Central School District. She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology/philosophy from Siena College. Additionally, she earned a master's degree in education and a CAS in school counseling from SUNY Plattsburgh.
Learn more about Mrs. Jenkins:
- What do you like most about working in the Corinth Central District?
The community as a whole is so supportive. Especially in times of crisis or need, everyone pulls together. I have worked in other communities and I really feel this is a unique and special part of Corinth which I have never taken for granted.
- What do you like best about being a School Counselor?
It is different every day! We have an opportunity to work with students on so many different levels. It is such an incredible privilege to work with students and their families as they plan for the next step in their lives.
- What is your favorite event that happens at Corinth?
Most recently I would say, being involved in “Hoops for the Holidays” and being able to assist with bringing some holiday joy to our older students.
- What is your favorite memory from your time in Corinth?
I don’t think I can select just one, each year there seems to be something or someone that leaves me in awe and proud to be part of Corinth.
- What made you want become a School Counselor?
I always thought I wanted to be a lawyer, right up until my senior year of college when I started to have second thoughts. I decided to take a year off before going to law school. During that year, I had the opportunity to coach modified Field Hockey and Basketball at Fort Ann CSD, I loved it! I especially enjoyed talking with the girls on the bus and learning about their lives and their goals. I knew I wanted to work in education and school counseling seemed to be the perfect fit.
- When you were in high school, what did you want to be when you "grew up?"
I always thought I wanted to be a lawyer...my school counselor thought I should be an underwater welder...neither one of us ended up being right!
- What is the most unusual job you've ever had?
I don’t know if any of them are really unusual but, I worked at an ice cream counter in Bolton Landing, sold tickets at the Lake George Steamboat Co. and worked as an insurance agent, before becoming a school counselor.
- What would co-workers and students be surprised to know about you?
As a child I lived in Huntington Beach, CA until moving back to the area just before starting school.
- If you could doing something else, what would it be and why?
I still have an interest in law and could see myself working as a law guardian for young people.
- What do you like to do in your free time?
I enjoy spending time with my family and pups, Jack and Shea. We like to boat on Schroon Lake in the summer, ski in the winter when we can, and travel together.
- If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
Ireland has always been on my bucket list. I would love to visit the area my family is from and it seems like such a beautiful country.
- If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?
The counselors recently discussed what we would do if we won Mega Millions and we would love to buy the ‘main street building” and turn it into a multi-purpose youth center!
- What are the top three items on your "bucket list?"
I want to learn to play pickleball, coach again, and of course visit Ireland.
- What are you currently reading/listening to/watching?
I just started reading the book, Becoming by Michelle Obama, it was a Christmas gift from my son. I am also a huge “Law and Order” fan.
- What are your favorite sports teams?
To name just a few….the Tomahawks, Giants, Mets, The Marshall Thundering Herd and the Kentucky Wildcats!