Mrs. Allison Swygert » Career Specialist

Career Specialist

 Hi, I'm Mrs. Swygert and I'm the Career Specialist here at Fulmer! 
I'm a proud product of Lexington Two, and I spent my own middle school years right here at Fulmer, so this place is very special to me.  I've been on staff since 2005 and have been the Career Specialist since 2013.  
 
Our mission at Fulmer is to make sure all students know they can be successful, and my job fits into that mission by providing students with information about colleges and careers, and by helping them discover their interests and abilities through different activities such as classroom career lessons, career speakers, and career assessments while they are in middle school.  The discoveries they make in middle school will serve to help them narrow down interests for high school courses and post-secondary education and career opportunities.      
 
I am a graduate of Airport High School and Carson-Newman University (Jefferson City, TN).
I am a certified Global Career Development Facilitator and a certified Career Services Provider.  I am married to Terry Swygert and have two adult children, Noah and Rebekah.  I love Lexington Two and especially Fulmer, where I am blessed to work among wonderful administrators, faculty and staff, for the most amazing students!  Go Falcons! 

<<<  Please click on any of these links to the left to begin preparing for your future!   

 

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Career Development Steps for Middle-Schoolers:

  1. Self-Awareness (career & personal assessments)
  2. Career Exploration (classroom career guidance, career website exploration)
  3. Educational and Career Planning (8th grade IGP - Individual Graduation Plan meeting)

 

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What exactly IS Career Exploration, anyway?

Career Exploration is the process of...

  •        learning about yourself and the world of work
  •        identifying and exploring potentially satisfying occupations
  •        developing an effective strategy to realize your goals

 

 

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Why do I need to explore careers right now? 

I'm only in middle school!!!

The SC Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA) of 2005 was designed to give South Carolina students the  educational tools they need to build prosperous, successful futures. 

 

The implementation of this law created a new vision for how students would plan for their futures.  The concept of planning ahead is at the core of the EEDA legislation.  The goal is to connect academic studies with the world of work.  Career goals of  middle school students tend to be more realistic than those of elementary students and begin to reflect values and skills as  well as interests.  The expected outcome is for students to transition smoothly from middle school to high school and then to post secondary education and/or the workplace.  

 

Before students register for high school courses during the second semester of their 8th grade year, they and their parents  will sit down with our Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Brewton, to develop an Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) to guide them through their  next four years.  During the IGP process, students will have the opportunity to choose a cluster of study based on their interests.