Staff Spotlight: Christina Day-Attendance Secretary at Irving Middle School

Every week, we’ll shine a spotlight on one Lincoln Public Schools staff member! Get to know the wonderful people making a positive impact across various areas within LPS. This week, meet Christina Day, attendance secretary at Irving Middle School. 

“Christina is a wonderful attendance secretary at Irving. She is methodical and pays attention to detail, has wonderful communication skills and graciously welcomes students to school every day. Our executive secretary is currently on maternity leave, and Christina is also taking on these additional job responsibilities. And, she has done so with a smile and positivity! She is an amazing human and Irving Aardvark!” - Irving Middle School Principal Rachael Kluck-Spann

Briefly describe your role at LPS.
In my role, I record student absences and contact home as necessary. I am also responsible for daily announcements and bulletin boards.

How long have you worked for LPS?
This is my fourth year working for LPS. I started out as the secured entrance monitor, and the following year, I got the attendance secretary job!

What inspired you to become part of the education field at LPS?
My previous employer closed, so I was looking for a change. My son was at Irving, and they had an opening. It has been a great fit!

What has been your favorite part of working here? What aspect of your job do you find most rewarding?
My favorite part of working at Irving is the staff! 100%. We have an amazing team here, and I am so happy to be part of it! It's rewarding getting to know and building relationships with the kids!

Did you attend LPS as a student? If so, which school(s)? If not, where are you from?
I attended parochial schools up until my senior year when I transferred and graduated from Lincoln Southeast.

What path did you take after completing your formal education?
I graduated from Doane University with a bachelor’s degree in human relations. I am hoping to continue my education and career with a special education endorsement.

What do you enjoy most about the Lincoln community?
Lincoln offers a lot of community engagement events and festivals throughout the year. They are always a lot of fun and educational.

What is your favorite childhood book or a book that has influenced you positively?
“Christina Katerina and the Box.” It was my cousin’s book, and she passed it on to me. It's about a girl who turns a big box into all sorts of imaginary things for play.

Share a shout out to a former teacher who impacted your life.
I was fortunate to have great teachers through school! The one that sticks out the most is Mrs. Thompson! She was a fantastic teacher and volleyball coach. She was my trusted adult at school, and I loved her classes.

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Published: February 16, 2024, Updated: February 16, 2024

Christina Day-Attendance Secretary at Irving Middle School