Our Pre-K Project Manager, Marla Segal, helps families and providers learn all there is to know about On My Way Pre-K. Now it’s time to learn more about her! Read about Marla below, and keeping coming back on the last day of each month to find out more about our other staff. You can also click “Last Day Q&A” at right to read our previous posts.
What three traits define you?
Kind, positive, and easy-going
What is your personal philosophy?
The glass is always half full.
What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
My daughter’s laugh. No matter the mood I’m in, I hear her laugh, and I just can’t resist smiling.
What is the greatest challenge you have had to overcome in your life thus far?
I had a speech impediment growing up. My sisters were the only ones who could understand me. I had speech therapy until 7th grade, and I was the happiest child when they told me I did not have to attend in 8th grade!
What is the one thing you cannot resist?
Donuts! I love them so much.
What is your greatest fear?
Failing as a parent
Where is your favorite place to be?
On a beach reading, preferably in Jamaica
What is your favorite thing to do?
I love to bake.
Where is the best place you’ve traveled and why?
Isla Mujeres. It is a small island off of Cancun, Mexico. It was the first big vacation that my whole family went on. I loved the island, but I also loved making amazing memories.
What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?
I wouldn’t say it was weird, but I worked at an ice cream store when I was in college. After working there for 3 years, Ice Cream is the one sweet that I CAN resist.
Which one would you want most – flying cars, robot housekeepers, or moon cities?
At the moment, a robot housekeeper or even just a regular housekeeper!
What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?
I would be an elementary school teacher. That is what my degree is in, but I started teaching 4-year-olds right out of college, fell in love with Early Childhood and never turned back!
What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
Don’t be afraid to take risks and to travel as much as possible!
What are your three words or phrases you overuse the most?
I say “sorry” way too much, “Let’s shake, rattle and roll”, and “no worries”
What is the best book you have ever read?
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I was on a jump roping team in 4th and 5th grade. We would perform routines at different schools around the city and also compete in competitions.
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