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Police Activities League of Massena welcomes new director | Education

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MASSENA — A new face is on the helm of the Police Activities League of Massena.

The group introduced this week that Jodele Hammock had taken over for Zachary Monroe, who accepted a place as director of improvement and group relations for Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley.

Ms. Hammock, a Massena resident, holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and a Master of Science in organizational management, each from SUNY Potsdam.

“But, it’s the people around me that influence my drive and define my leadership abilities even more than my education,” she stated.

She has labored within the human providers discipline for greater than 18 years.

“My journey began working with children and families as a teacher’s aide, then as an administrator at a learning center in Virginia,” she stated.

After shifting again to Massena, Ms. Hammock labored with households and youngsters within the training and social providers discipline for the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe.

“My experience also includes working in the school district as a substitute and as a school counselor assistant,” she stated.

An energetic member of the group, Ms. Hammock at the moment serves on a number of boards, together with the Massena Central School Board of Education, city of Massena Board of Assessment and Massena Minor Hockey Association.

Ms. Hammock stated her background is a plus for her new function as PAL director.

“I am grateful that my work and civic experiences have provided me with the ideal background to serve the community as the director of PAL,” she stated.

She stated she’s wanting ahead to offering constructive alternatives for PAL members and the group.

“I love working with the community, surrounded by like minds, and am excited to provide positive opportunities to our PAL members and the community we serve with our exceptional PAL staff and supporting board of directors,” Ms. Hammock stated.

“As I step into the director role for this important community resource, my focus will be on continuing to deliver positive programming and a safe place where our kids can thrive and be who they want to be,” she stated. “I’m excited to deepen our partnership with our local law enforcement agencies, and look forward to our continued collaboration with Massena Central School to ensure that every child receives the support they need to thrive.”

It was an thrilling time once they welcomed PAL members again to the Bayley Road clubhouse for the new faculty yr, Ms. Hammock stated.

“Staff worked diligently to get ready for a full house, and nothing compares to the excitement we felt when we welcomed back our members on Oct. 4,” she stated. “Now, as we continue to serve the kids of our community, I welcome your feedback and ideas.”

“Our doors are open for your needs and the kids of our community,” she stated.

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