Afterschool care wouldn’t be possible without our awesome staff. Directors and teachers are what makes The Quest Zone special, and the reason our students arrive with a smile!
Get to know the people making a difference in your child’s life – one question at a time.
We spoke with Adreana Middleton, Program Coordinator at The Quest Zone at Belvedere Elementary in Belvedere, SC and asked her the questions you all want to know!
Question: What made you want to have a career in education?
Adreana: I wanted a career in education because I always had a desire to help children. If I can make a change in a child’s life, I’ve done my job. Working in education makes me feel like I am giving back to the community.
Question: What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Adreana: The most rewarding part of my job is knowing my students are having fun, while learning at the same time. When my students are happy and my parents are satisfied, I feel good about my work.
Question: What’s your favorite memory with your students?
Adreana: When my children at Belvedere Elementary surprised me on my birthday. When I walked in the cafeteria, they all started singing Happy Birthday. I received gifts and a lot of hugs!
Question: How have your students impacted your life?
Adreana: They have impacted my life in a great way — I wake up each morning knowing my day will be a great one once I see all 65 of my babies.
Question: What part of the curriculum do you enjoy the most and why?
Adreana: I enjoy the STEAM curriculum. It’s great to see things come together.
Question: What are your goals for the new school year?
Adreana: My goal is to make the Belvedere Elementary Quest Zone shine. I want to make sure every student remembers every moment of the Quest Zone! And, for a specific goal, I want the number of students participating in our awesome program to triple.
Question: Why do you think afterschool programs are important for students?
Adreana: I think afterschool programs are important because the students are continuing the learning process. It is a positive environment until parents get off work. Afterschool programs also help reduce the likelihood of risky behaviors.
Question: What is one lesson you want your students to take with them when they leave?
Adreana: I would like for my students to never stop learning. I want them to always keep smiling and to be positive in every situation. They should never give up and always stay ahead of the game.
Question: What is something about yourself that would surprise others?
Adreana: A random fact about me is when I get home from work, it takes me 1.2 seconds to fall asleep.
Our Quest Zone team is made up of encouraging, educated staff who make an impact on students daily. Contact your local Quest Zone for information about programs and enrollment – we can’t wait to see you soon!