- What’s your job title?
Manager of Operations
- How long have you been with Flex?
- What sort of duties do you have at work?
Implements systems and processes in our schools, supervises Enrichment Coordinators and Program Coordinators throughout our after-school and enrichment programs. Communicate with parents and schools or providers about activities happening in our schools.
- Who inspires you?
My Mother. I get it, it’s a cliche answer. However, she has this cool calm, serene personality. She treats everyone with love and kindness and still has a way of demanding respect. She inspires me because she has always been a woman that acts as she speaks. She never told me to do anything she hasn’t done or wouldn’t do. She is also my number one fan and the most beneficial relationship I’ve ever had. Once she sees I am serious about a goal, she pushes me when I want to quit, and does anything she can to support me. Now that she has retired, I see that hard work pays off but never quits. She is enjoying life as she wants and refuses to stop working hard. It’s the real life example and the push that I can do it as well, that inspires me.
- What’s the best concert you’ve attended?
It was a two-day summer festival with Jill Scott, Marsha Ambrosius, and other artists. I invited my niece who is maybe 5 – 6 years younger than me. We had a ball! At that time I lived in North Carolina and she lived in Maryland. I was happy to be able to spend time with my niece, listen to music we loved, eat good food and enjoy the outdoors! I enjoyed it so much it was an annual event for me with different people pre Covid.
- Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Funny now that I am over 30 I am a morning person. Rarely, my alter-ego comes out and stays up all night. I really enjoy waking up early. I feel as if I get more out of my day. I usually wake up naturally no later than 6 am.
- Have you ever met anyone famous?
Yes, all the time. However the one that had the most impact on my life was Maya Angelo. She was sick and came to the hospital on the same floor as my assignment as a CNA. One of my coworkers was absolutely terrified and the supervisor “voluntold” me to take the patient. It was a true blessing to care for her during her stay. Here is the impact! She had to return a few months later, and when she did, she asked for “Jasmine Stover” to be her CNA. Not the best job but she called my name! Again we had great conversation throughout her stay. The main thing that stuck with me and I think about her when I respond to any “thank you”… before I can start to say “No problem.” I hear her say, “ You’re Welcome, is the correct response Ms. Stover.”