It is with great pride that I introduce myself to you as part of the Amelia Earhart family. My name is Jamie Elrod. The students know me as "Miss Jamie". I am the Administrative Assistant for the entire school (staff and students) as well as the assistant to the Principal. I have worked for Desert Sands Unified School District since December 1998. I moved here to the Coachella Valley in 1998 from Orange County. My career with the Desert Sands Unified School District all began when I was hired as a part-time employee known as "night caller" for Indio High School. I was soon hired on as a full-time Office Technician at La Quinta Middle School. Five months later, I interviewed and was hired as the Administrative Assistant for Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Indio. I then enrolled back in college as I had aspirations of becoming an elementary school teacher. After a year there, I was offered the position of Administrative Assistant at Amelia Earhart Elementary School, where I have proudly worked for the past 11 years. I hold my position here with great knowledge, experience and pride. I have worked at Palm Desert High School during the summer for several years assisting the Principal there. I am honored to be a part of the Earhart family. What I enjoy the most is being able to assist and/or help the students here. They are so cute!
My motto here as the Administrative Assistant is to treat each and every substitute teacher, parent and staff member as if they are a guest in my own home. I want you to feel comfortable in knowing that your child is in a safe place and always has a comforting smile to help them have a successful day.
Sunday, May 26, 2013