Specialist Spotlight on Vickie Parsons

This month, we are featuring Fairview High School's JTG Specialist, Vickie Parsons, in our Specialist Spotlight. Vickie is known for fostering strong connections with her students, and she goes above and beyond to help her students succeed. One of her most notable yearly activities is helping her classes plan and prepare a full Thanksgiving lunch [...]

By | 2018-03-08T19:20:23+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Academics, Professional Relationships, Uncategorized|0 Comments

JTG Day, People Watching, Final Four and Preds

Representative Brenda Gilmore meets with students and JTG specialists from Maplewood and Stratford. All the state lawmakers were gracious and sincerely interested in JTG and the students. Random thoughts on a Friday morning in a Brentwood coffee shop before a donor coffee... (I did this on the Dwyerwire blog back in the day [...]

By | 2017-03-31T16:12:42+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Professional Relationships, Random Thoughts|0 Comments

The Jerry’s In: JTG is Lucky to have Him

Jordan had Pippen.  Simon had Garfunkel.  Michael Jackson had his brothers (Okay, maybe not the best example).  Every successful person has someone beside them.  Dwyer has Jones.  To be clear, I'm not suggesting for one moment that I'm Jordan.  Hardly.  But I do have a guy that will forget more about Jobs for Tennessee Graduates [...]

By | 2018-08-22T16:55:58+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Professional Relationships|0 Comments

A Seat at the (White House) Table

  I wanted to share with you what Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) affiliates received in a newsletter from JAG National.  Vice President Mike Pence is among the many governors or former governors (split evenly among both parties) who serve on the JAG board of directors.  Jobs for Tennessee Graduates (JTG) is among 33 state [...]

By | 2018-08-22T16:59:45+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Professional Relationships, Uncategorized|0 Comments

From Shadow Day to Co-Workers

Encouraged or discouraged. Job shadowing for a high school senior will go either of those two ways.  Rarely in between.  Through my nearly three decades as a TV broadcaster, I've had job shadows from local high schools and always enjoyed meeting the wide-eyed teenagers as they walk through a TV station for the first time.  [...]

By | 2017-02-11T15:56:29+00:00 February 11th, 2017|Professional Relationships|0 Comments