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Eagle Eye Teacher/Staff Member of the Week: Ms. Kelsey Broadfield

Fabria Brower

Kelsey Broadfield is in the second of a two-year AmeriCorp assignment as Tyrone’s PA College Advising Corps (PCAC) Career and College Counselor.

According to the Franklin and Marshall College Advising Corps website, advisors in the program engage high school students and their families throughout the career exploration and postsecondary planning processes. Advisers provide personalized information about opportunities after high school and assist students in figuring out college match and fit, revising essays, submitting financial aid applications, finding scholarships, and preparing for the transition to college.

Broadfield grew up in a small town in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York and graduated from Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont in 2020 with a degree in sociology and computer science.

“My job is to help all Tyrone students with their post-secondary plans. I am here just as much for students going into the workforce or military as I am for college-bound students,” said Broadfield.

Ms. Broadfield has helped a tremendous number of students find colleges, fill out applications, and apply for financial aid. She goes out of her way to make sure students are making the right decision for their future while also feeling confident about it.

Even though Ms. Broadfield was brought here to help students make decisions for the future she has done so much more, she makes students feel seen and heard. She brings a positive vibe to every room she enters and she lifts up Tyrone’s spirit.

“Ms. Broadfield is a helpful and comfortable person to be around. She is also a great friend when you need her,” said Senior Iceis Snyder.

“I feel comfortable with Ms. Broadfield, I feel as though I can ask her any question and she would never judge me for it. She has helped me and so many other students and she will never be forgotten,” said another senior.

Broadfield has made a huge impact on Tyrone and the students. She is much appreciated and will not be forgotten.

Eagle Eye: Why did you choose to do what you do?

Kelsey Broadfield: I love helping students plan their futures! When I was in high school, I had very little support in figuring out what I wanted to do with my life. I was a first-generation college student from a small town, and I definitely struggled with the college application process, how to choose a career path.

While in college, I started mentoring high school students and realized that I enjoyed helping students find a plan that fits them- whether it’s the workforce, military, or college.

When I discovered the College Advising Corps program, I was absolutely sold… it is my dream job! It has been very rewarding to be the support system for Tyrone students that I needed in high school.

In the future I hope to attend graduate school for school counseling so I can continue working in this field.

EE: What is your favorite thing about working at Tyrone?

KB: I absolutely love the sense of community in Tyrone. When I was hired by the PA College Advising Corps (PCAC), I was placed at Tyrone for my two-year position.

Being new to the area, I immediately felt welcomed and every day I come to work feeling like I am part of a team. The students, families, community members, and especially my coworkers are all very kind and caring. I admire how close-knit everyone is here and appreciate how quickly I felt like a part of things. I am proud to be the Career and College Adviser here and I will be extremely sad to leave at the end of this year when my service with PCAC is over.

EE: What are some of your favorite hobbies and interests?

KB: I love to read. I have read 34 books so far this year. I also really love cooking, my cat, knitting, crafting, hiking, swimming, and spending time with my family.

EE: What is something that students might be surprised to find out about you?

KB: I have been to Nepal and India and hiked in the Himalayan mountains! Also, I have two bunnies!

EE: What is some good advice you’ve been given that has helped you in your career?

KB: Try to find something you enjoy doing every day that you are passionate about but make sure to take time for yourself outside of work. This will help you continue putting your all into what you do! This was a tough lesson for me to learn in my career but I’ve found that it definitely gets easier to maintain work and life balance as time goes on.

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Fabria Brower
Fabria Brower, Staff Writer
Fabria typically publishes the Teacher Of The Week articles here at Tyrone, but outside of her life in the Eagle Eye room, she enjoys spending time out in nature, hanging out with her friends, and (like most teenagers) sleeping. Fabria is a senior at TAHS and this will be her third year working in the Eagle Eye room. She loves animals, reading, and listening to music. Her favorite things to do are hiking in the mountains and going on new adventures. Fabria is a very open-minded person who is ready to give the Eagle Eye audience the stories they deserve!

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