Tumwater High School Career Center
I’m Jana Tyrrell and I run the Career Center here at Tumwater High School. I was born and in the great state of Indiana and grew up in W. Lafayette, home of Purdue University. GO BOILERS!! I graduated from Purdue with my degree in Theatre Performance. I am beginning my 18th year working at THS, but they haven’t all been in a row!
I began teaching at THS and ran the Theatre Department here for five terrific years. I had fantastically talented actors who produced amazing shows, and many of them have gone on to pursue careers in the arts, specifically acting and theatre. After a three year hiatus I returned to THS, worked in the Attendance Office, ran the ISS program and taught Theatre at BHHS. A one year sabbatical took me to both Centralia College and St. Martin’s University to teach Theatre and Direct, then back to THS I came and am beginning my ninth year as the Career Center Specialist.
I love working with students. It is particularly enjoyable helping seniors who are embarking on their journey out of high school and into college, or whatever venue they have chosen.