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Ms. Cindy Swanson, SwansonC@district279.org


Where did you go to school and what is your previous job experience?

I graduated from Atwater High School and attended 1 year of college at St. Paul Bible College. My previous job experience was with U S West formally Northwestern Bell. I started as a Directory Assistance operator and worked my way up through the ranks. My last job was as a 1st level manager in Operator and Information Systems working with a special projects team implementing new software and hardware for our toll and directory assistance operators in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. Left after 22 years of employment to pursue career as full time wife and mom.

When was your first year at Park Center?

Officially my first day on the job here was January 5, 2004

Why did you choose your profession?

I always wanted to be a teacher but since I never finished college, I started working as a volunteer at Osseo Junior High when my son was a student there. I have served in several positions in the district, the last one prior to here was at the District office. I wanted to get back into a school since I love being around the students.

What is your favorite quote?

Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength.

In what room(s) can you commonly be found?

In my office across from the nurse in the student support services area.

Additional Comments(hobbies)?

Scrapbooking, travel especially Disney World and spending time with family.

Advice for students going to college?

Work hard, have fun and never give up no matter how long it takes.

Sum up your career at Park Center in one word