Ginny Spencer has been in the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County(UWABC) Community School Coordinator position for several years. Her love for the county, school, and students is palpable in her resource room. The cozy walls of the lamp-lit room are covered in posters listing healthy relationship advice, art projects, student work, and letters of appreciation. Ginny Spencer is deeply committed to the success of Enka Middle School and ensuring that the students she serves have the best education and opportunity possible. That is why she has helped the administrative staff organize a career day.
Spencer laid out everything she and her staff cohorts had to do in preparation for the Career Day, "From recruiting 24 community volunteers to speak about their individual careers and get the fire and sanitation departments lined up to speak, for starters. Then printing out and organized all the materials so our 600 students could participate in our Reality Store activity. Assigning roles and getting United Way Staff to join our school staff to make the event run smoothly. Finally, creating a schedule would allow all of our classes to transition through each event. It was a big undertaking." She goes on to acknowledge that "I couldn't have done it if folks weren't willing to step up. My MSW intern did a lot of work alongside me, and our Jet Setter students were amazing ambassadors for our speakers and ran stations for our Reality Store. It was an all hands on deck type situation."