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Newsletter for March 24th, 2016

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Jasper CEO was joined Monday morning by the the new Jasper County Superintendent of Schools, Andy Johnson. Andy will start his role as Jasper County’s superintendent on July 1st and is currently the Assistant Principal and Athletic Director to our neighbor, Teutopolis High School. Andy shared with us his personal journey that led him to where he is today and we discussed interviewing as we prepare for Banker Day on the 22nd. He emphasized looking people in the eye, being confident and taking the opportunity to interview as much as you can. The connections and experience gained from interviewing are priceless. We also discussed the importance of transparency, trusting people and building relationships while serving in leadership positions.


Banker Day

On Tuesday morning, Jasper CEO students were given the unique opportunity to meet with local bankers and business people to review their business plans gaining feedback about their individual businesses through critique and also using the experience to defend their ideas this year our local experts included Brett Lessley and Brian Bohnoff from Peoples State Bank, Travis Farley from Dieterich Bank, Barney Brumfiel, private business consultant, and Mark Bolander owner of Rex Vault. This day provides students with real world, critical feedback that although very nerve racking on their part, they leave appreciating the opportunity and respecting the thoughts and opinions of other professionals. Banker Day is another great example of using community experts to teach our students!


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