Pathways to Success

Garden Spot High School

Business-Education Curriculum Collaboration

Why Do We Need to Learn This?  A typical career path of a teacher includes graduating from high school, attending a four-year college to receive a bachelor’s degree and a teaching certificate, and returning to the elementary or secondary education classroom.  Often, teachers have limited experience in industries outside of education beyond the part-time jobs…

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Tanner Howe – Woodworking Co-Op

My name is Tanner Howe I’m currently a senior at Garden Spot High School. I am enrolled in the Co-op program. The reason why I chose to enroll is that it allows me to go to school for one block and leave after to go to work. While I still get the credits I need…

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Alex Horst – Stainer Co-Op

My name is Alex Horst. I work at New Holland Church Furniture as a stainer/ sprayer. New Holland Church Furniture is located in New Holland, Pennsylvania and we make custom church furniture for churches all across North America. I work in the finishing department where I stain, sand, and spray. I recently started to learn…

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Terrance Young – Automotive Co-Op

Hi, my name is Terrance Young and I work at New Holland Auto Shine. Some job duties are washing cars, taking care of the car wash, and helping customers. In the future, I could be a detailer. It is something I am working towards. In addition, I’m working on learning to buff cars. I’ve grown…

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Kaleigh Watkins – Caretaker Co-Op

Hello, my name is Kaleigh Watkins. I am part of the co-op program at Garden Spot. I currently work for Senior Helpers based out of Ephrata, PA. My role is to work as a caretaker for the elderly in their own homes. I commute to patients’ homes and assist with various tasks around their house….

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Cole Ulrich – Automotive Co-Op

My name is Cole Ulrich, I am a senior at Garden Spot High School, and I am in the co-op program. I started the year as a Team Member at Tommy Express Car Wash. There I had a lot of hands-on experience working with the car wash. While I gained work experience there, I was…

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Nick Smucker – Store Associate Co-Op

My name is Nick Smucker, I’m currently working at CVS as a front store associate. We are a pharmacy and retail corporation. I don’t get to work in the pharmacy due to my age but I hope to eventually if possible. Although, I’m not sure how much longer my stint at CVS will be. I…

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Brayden Shore – Roofing Specialist Co-Op

My name is Brayden Shore, I am a senior at Garden Spot High School. I have had an amazing opportunity to work at Country Lane Gazebos right here in New Holland. This job allows me to learn more about roofing and other skills I need for the future. I am a roofing specialist and I…

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Milagros Ricomas – Bakery Co-Op

Hi, my name is Milagros Ricomas and I work at Yoder’s Bakery in New Holland, Pa. My job duties include finding out-of-date food items and throwing them out. Lately, my manager has been giving me a new task in which I am getting pies ready for the following day.  I’ve also been icing cupcakes, sprinkling…

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Talon Monderewicz – Landscaping Co-Op

My name is Talon Monderewicz, I am a senior at Garden Spot High School. I started my high school job this year at Tommy’s Express but then realized I wanted to get more of a career.    I have gotten the opportunity to work at Earth Turf & Wood. This has provided me with the chance…

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Leeann Meadows – Prep Cook Co-Op

Hello, I am Leeann Meadows, a Dish-Up and Prep Cook at Garden Spot Village. I currently work in the kitchen or on the food line. Being that I work in two different areas my duties are always changing. Some job duties that I do daily as a Dish-Up include plating food, and making food. I…

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Ryan Lantz – General Manager Co-Op

My name is Ryan Lantz, I am a senior at Garden Spot High School. For my senior year, I decided to enroll in co-op. Co-op has provided me with real-world experience and allowed me to get a headstart in life while still getting my education. I am currently working at Niblock’s Fresh Meats, located in…

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Jasmyne Kay – Dining Server Co-Op

Hi, my name is Jasmyne Kay. I am a co-op student. I am currently working at Garden Spot Village in New Holland, Pa. They currently have 3 different locations. I am a dining server in the east kitchen. My job as a dining server has many different roles. My duties are not just about giving…

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Riley Jones – Mechanic Co-Op

My name is Riley Jones and I am enrolled in the co-op program at Garden Spot High School. Co-op allows me to leave school after the first block to go to work for the rest of the day. I thought this program would be beneficial for me because I only needed two more classes to…

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Dimitriy Dubskiy – Woodworking Co-Op

My name is Dimitriy Dubskiy, and I am a senior at Garden Spot High School. The Co-op program has allowed me to get a job and work during the day. Working this job every day instead of taking electives at school gives me the experience I need in the field I want to go after…

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Nathan Bertram – Woodworking Co-Op

My name is Nathan Bertram and I am currently employed at New Holland Church Furniture as a stainer and a sander. Through my work, I have gained experience in woodworking. The position has given me skills in communication, problem-solving, and being precise in my work, which are things I can use in the real world….

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Nevaeh Gracey – Finishing Coordinator Co-Op

Hello, I’m Nevaeh Gracey. I am a student enrolled in the co-op program. I work at Meridian Products as the finishing coordinator. My duties include sorting doors onto carts based on the job and the type of finish the doors will receive. I also have to tag the paperwork that each job comes with. Unfortunately,…

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Arahllyn Evans – Packing Specialist Co-Op

Hello,  my name is Arahllyn Evans. I have the opportunity to be enrolled in a co-op class that allows me to work and get school credits. Being in this co-op class has helped me know what to do in real-life situations. Co-op has helped me learn much more about moving forward with what I want…

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Alex Culbert – Secondary English Education

Hi, my name is Alex Culbert and I am a senior at Garden Spot High School, which is where I am currently an Education Intern for Mr. McBride’s block two English 11 class. So far, I have learned a lot about what it means to be a teacher, and how much hard work they put…

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Matthew Casey – Chemistry Education Internship

My name is Matthew Casey and I have had the opportunity to participate in an internship for Education. I am currently interning with Mrs. Straub for Chemistry education. My day-to-day routine is a little different as the class progresses through the course. During this internship, I am mainly observing Mrs. Straub as she performs her…

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