Guest presenters included community and parent volunteers

Students at St. Matthews Elementary recently had the opportunity to explore what their future could be during the school’s Career Week. Thanks to community and parent volunteers, the students learned about educational paths, day-to-day duties and the skills needed for specific careers. Career Week guest presenters included state Sen. Julie Adams, former Kentucky Lt. Gov. and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, Nanz and Kraft co-owner David Kraft, Louisville City FC head coach James O’Connor, artist David Schuster, WAVE 3 news anchor Shannon Cogan, Heitzman’s Bakery owner Margueite Schadt and Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) assistant superintendent Dr. Katy Zeitz. 

On “Future Friday,” students dressed up in uniforms or outfits to represent the career they would like to have when they grow up to tie in the school’s Tiger Topic of “Vision.” The school’s Tiger Topics help students focus on specific character education traits each month. 

St. Matthews Career Day

  • St. Matthews students dressed for careers in Education
  • St. Matthews students dressed for careers in Hospitatlity
  • St. Matthews students dressed for careers in Engineering
  • St. Matthews students dressed for careers in law enforcement
  • St. Matthews students dressed for careers in health
  • St. Matthews students dressed for careers in art
  • Students reading from script as Dr. Zeitz looks on
  • Students standing in library posing for picture with Louisville City FC head coach James O’Connor
  • Students standing in library posing with Senator Julie Adams for picture
  • David Schuster stands in front of art work painted on a wall of a street with pastry shop and bike leaning against the wall
  • Students read scripts as a Nanz and Kraft co-owner David Kraft looks on
  • Students pose with WAVE 3 News anchor Shannon Cogan
  • Jerry Abramson speaks to students in a classroom