Jackson Siegelbaum Announces Virtual Learning Center for Parents of Students
On September 1, Jackson Siegelbaum Gastroenterology opened a virtual learning center in the office to help their employees balance work and online education for their children. The program is free for all employees and accommodates students from Kindergarten through eighth grade inside a conference room, turned classroom.
“We hired three teachers, two full-time, one part-time person, and they’re going to help the kids with fun learning activities before and after their school day, help them log into their Zoom classes, do their homework, and really just be a resource for a fun learning environment,” said Heather Nairn, COO.
For Jackson Siegelbaum, their employees don’t have to worry about missing work, and so far, it is a win-win for everyone involved. Mason Smolizer, a third-grader, likes coming to work with his mother and has already learned a few things, like the stages of a plant life cycle. Jessica Rodriguez, executive assistant and parent, says the program took a lot of stress and weight off her shoulders.
The program started with five students and it will grow and last as long as it’s needed. This initiative aligns with Jackson Siegelbaum’s culture of caring that includes not just patients, but its employees as well.