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It’s All About the People: Meet Kathy Fries, Education Director for Glickman Academy

By August 27, 2018Blog

Kathy Fries is the Education Director at Glickman Academy in Portland. We appreciate all of the skills and experience that Kathy brings to her role here at Spurwink! Take a little time and learn more about Kathy.

When I’m not volunteering/working at Spurwink, I’m:  Refinishing or painting furniture.

Spurwink program that I connect with most deeply:  Day Treatment because children with emotional disabilities can learn when they have the skills to understand and manage their emotional needs.

Why behavioral health matters to me:  Good mental health leads to happier lives.

My favorite way to destress:  Play with grand-kids!

Words to live by:  “Well-behaved women seldom make history.”

Most interesting thing I’ve read recently:  Our school census (Yes, I know:  “Get a life!”)

The music I jam to alone in the car is:  Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Max Richter or Pearl Jam (opposite ends of the spectrum?)

Favorite ice cream:   It’s not humanly possible to pick just ONE

Recent Netflix obsession:  A Series of Unfortunate Events –  I love the use of language, the quirky characters, and the children’s solutions to unfortunate circumstances!

Sweet or salty:  Both…with chocolate!

Mountains or beach  Any place in Maine is just fine!