#StaffSpotlight – Anna Douglas-Rose

Today’s #StaffSpotlight highlights our very own Vice President of Financial Compliance & Human Resources and Employee of the Month for August, Anna Douglas-Rose! When Anna was nominated for employee of the month, her nominator said, “Throughout the entire interviewing and new hire process, Anna has shown professionalism, positivity, and perseverance…she has been such a tremendous help throughout this ‘hiring season!’”

We asked Anna some questions to get to know her better. Read on to see her answers!

  • What are three words to describe Communities In Schools of Mid-America?
    • Kids, Empowering, Achievement
  • What is your favorite thing about working at CIS of Mid-America?
    • Working with our staff behind the scenes to make their jobs easier so that they can focus on success for students. 
  • What advice do you have for kids who are struggling in school?
    • It’s hard now, but you will get through. There is a light.
  • What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
    • Coffee
  • What is your favorite line from a movie?
    • “Nobody puts Baby in a corner” – Dirty Dancing
  • Where is your favorite place to be?
    • Open-air. It could be anywhere, but I like to feel all the possibilities of the moment.
  • Which cartoon character would you most like to switch lives with?
    • Donald Duck
  • If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
    • Draw (I, of course, could learn but lack the patience!)
  • If you were stuck on an island, what three things would you bring?
    • Midge and Ivy (my cats)
    • Cat food, practically speaking
  • You’re hosting a dinner party. Who are the three people, living or dead, who you would invite, and why?
    • Sarah Michelle-Gellar (as Buffy the Vampire Slayer). She is very cool.
    • Steven Soderbergh (favorite director)
    • Phil Collins (I go hard for Genesis)