Mrs. Tabatha Bilbruck is our FMS Staff of the Month for February. Mrs. Bilbruck is our FMS School Secretary. She is the heartbeat and face of Freeport Middle School. We interviewed Mrs. Bilbruck to learn a little more about her. The interview is included below. Read on to learn why we love Mrs. Bilbruck and why she is our Staff of the Month!
What is your favorite part of working at Freeport Middle School?
The kids. Even though they can make you nuts sometimes I love them all, with all of their individual little quirks and senses of humor. I love that the same students stop by the front office everyday just to say, “Good morning, Ms. Tabatha” or the ones that never give up asking if they can just sit in the office all day and work. They really make my days with the things they say and do.
What's one thing people don't know about you that they would be surprised to find out?
I have a bachelor's degree in criminal justice that I intended to use to become an investigator. However, my path took a different direction where I worked in outdoor power equipment sales and service for more than 20 years. I can rebuild carburetors, change blades, work on engines and find a part for any machine like no one's business.
What piece of advice would you give to your younger self?
Hmm.... That’s a good one. I think I would just say, “Stay the course. Things are not always going to be easy, but you will eventually be living your best life and it will all have been worth it!”
How long have you been at Freeport Middle School?
I have been at FMS for 7 years now.
What is one thing that you wish people knew about your job?
I love my job, but it is NOT for the faint of heart. Being a school secretary is like riding a bike except that the bike is on fire, you are on fire, everything is on fire!
What’s one thing that surprised you about your current role?
How much I would enjoy it even though it is always crazy.
What’s one thing on your bucket list?
I would love to travel to Greece, Italy, and the Maldives.