Orme alumna Anna Ball ‘67 generously made possible an opportunity for students in our junior class to participate in a Career Vision’s assessment and personalized follow up. Anna is the President of the Ball Foundation, and she worked to coordinate that assessment opportunity for Orme with Ball Foundation Vice President Peg Hendershot and the Career Vision headquarters in suburban Chicago.
The junior class took this assessment test in early fall 2018. During the first week of December, Ms Hendershot returned to campus to meet with juniors individually to review their assessment results, which highlighted students’ aptitudes and learning profiles. Orme faculty member Sheryl Goodspeed, who runs the school’s new Learning Center, also assisted in those one-on-one meetings.
As stated on their website, “Career Vision℠ is a personalized service dedicated to helping students and career managers find direction, make the very best decisions, and achieve success and satisfaction in their careers.”
Over the summer, Orme faculty also took the Career Vision assessment test and reviewed their results with Peg Hendershot. This provided faculty with an insight into their own teaching skills and strengths, and how to use those to best support Orme students. Our Learning Center and College Counseling Office are very excited to work with the junior class and faculty to take full advantage of those individualized student profiles.
The Orme School is very thankful for this wonderful opportunity, and grateful to Anna Ball and Peg Hendershot for making it possible. Orme is committed to bringing out each student’s best and preparing them for a fulfilling and purposeful life.