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The school hired new attendance officer Debra Hogan for the new school year.

The school hired new attendance officer Debra Hogan for the new school year.

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The school hired new attendance officer Debra Hogan for the new school year.

Hannah D'Iorio, Staff Writer

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For the 2018-2019 school year, the attendance office was moved downstairs to A108 with the addition of new attendance officer Debra Hogan.

At a Glance:

Favorite music genre: Smooth jazz

Favorite sport: Baseball

Favorite food: Anything with mayonnaise (chicken salad, potato salad)

Least favorite food: Anything with curry in it

Looking Deeper:

The Red Ledger: When did you start working here?

Debra Hogan: I started the 16th of August. I had been working at a school system in Carrollton, but we moved here from Murphy. It was too much of a commute, so I applied to different districts around here for something similar. This was the opening that they had.

TRL: What is your role here?

DH: I make sure all the attendances are corrected if it’s a medical, parent, or doctor’s notes. I check tardies to see if we can get people to not be so tardy.

TRL: What educational schooling do you have?

DH: I went to the University of Delaware, and I went to real estate school.

TRL: Why did you decide to do this for a living?

DH: This is fairly new. I was a stay-at-home mom forever. When my kids grew up and graduated, I was really sad and needed something to do. I started subbing. I was a substitute teacher for seven to eight years in Farmers Branch. Then we moved a lot and I came back.

TRL: What are the challenges that come along with this job?

DH: The biggest challenge is time management. I’m usually pretty good at it, but there is so much work to be done, and so many things that you can’t predict. I have to be really flexible.

TRL: What’s your favorite part about your job?

DH: My favorite part is the interaction with the students. It’s very rare, so when I do get to interact with someone, I really enjoy that. That’s where my heart is.

TRL: Why was the attendance office moved downstairs?

DH:  I think they needed the space upstairs for something else like a testing center or something. They moved me down here, and it’s a lot more convenient for everyone. I have to run out to the reception desk quite often, so I’m glad I don’t have to go up and down the stairs all day.

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About the Writer
Hannah D'Iorio, Staff Writer

Junior Hannah D’Iorio is ecstatic about her fifth year in journalism. People who knew her in the previous years would probably say that she often sees the glass as half-empty. Hannah is determined to make this year the year where the glass is only half-full. The fact that she made the Varsity cheer team should help change her perspective of the glass. She’s obsessed with Grey’s Anatomy and Once Upon a Time and could watch the movie “Beetlejuice” endless amount of times. Hannah is grateful that she decided to join journalism in seventh grade and is ready to write more stories.

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