Mrs. Callaway Celebrates Five Years at Bernardo: “You’re Not Alone”

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“I always knew from when I was a kid that I wanted to work with kids in some capacity,” says Mrs. Callaway, counselor and psychologist at Bernardo Yorba Linda Middle School. Mrs. Callaway, who has a husband and two daughters, has been working at Bernardo Yorba for five years.

Mrs. Callaway has a bachelor’s degree in child development and psychology, and a master’s degree in counseling.  “I went all over the place kind of with different ideas of what I wanted to do, and then when I got into undergraduate school and I was working on my bachelor’s, I thought I wanted to be a teacher and then I learned very quickly that I didn’t want to be a teacher, and … I realized I really liked the psychology of human behavior; why people think the way they think, their past experiences and how that impacted them and so it really was just exploring my interests in college that really landed me…going the direction I wanted to go in,” she says. 

Outside of school, Mrs. Callaway enjoys “all things family and friends.” In the fall, she likes to go apple picking with her husband and her daughters. In the spring, she goes blueberry picking. 

When asked what she likes most about her job, Mrs. Callaway reports, “I think how different every day it is. Not a single day is the same in a single week; every day is something different and so it never gets boring; it’s always very unique and I think that that’s just a lot of fun. Even when it gets kinda difficult it just always keeps you going.”

Mrs. Callaway sends messages of hope and love to all those who need support. She says, “You are not alone. There is always someone else who’s experienced what you’re experiencing,  and maybe they’ve reacted or responded differently to that experience, but you’re not alone! There’s always someone who’s there to talk you through it, listen to you, provide that shoulder to cry on, and all you have to do is reach out and ask for that help.”