Where Are They Now: Callie Clark-Wood

My name is Callie Clark-Wood. I worked at La Vie Est Belle as a sales associate in 2011 and 2012 while I was working  on my master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction in Reading and Language Arts at FSU in Panama City. For part of that time, I was also working as a research assistant for the Florida Center for Reading Research.

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Lesley Isacks Photography and Chryseis Golden

Currently, I am a third grade teacher at Butler Elementary School. Since working at La Vie, I have taught 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade. This is currently the start of my fifth year teaching. I hope to one day become a reading or curriculum coach, but want to have at least a couple more years’ experience in the classroom before taking on this type of position.

A teacher affects eternity; she can never tell where her influence stops”  – Henry Adams

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Lesley Isacks Photography and Chryseis Golden

The most beneficial skill I gained from working at La Vie Est Belle, was to learn to connect with everyone I met. All types of people from all over the world are drawn to Wendy’s designs and I always tried to find a connection with each of them in order to personalize their experience at the gallery. It was a great skill to develop and I now use that in many aspects of my life and current career.

The first piece I got was a pink versatile necklace. I was always the person that wore my traditional strand of pearls with everything, even jeans and a t-shirt. Before I even worked for Wendy, I went into the gallery. When I saw the unique design, and the beautiful color, I knew I had to have it and saved for weeks to make it happen. It was the first “real purchase” I made after graduating from college and trying to make it on my own.

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Lesley Isacks Photography and Chryseis Golden

If I could say anything to Wendy, I would say thank you for welcoming me at a time when I really wanted to make a change in my life and go back to school for my master’s degree. I felt supported and know that she has never stopped rooting for me.

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Lesley Isacks Photography and Chryseis Golden

The beautiful  Callie is just the beginning of this stroll down memory lane. Stay tuned to see who is next!

Much Love,

Blakney B

 

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