• Tumwater High School Career Center

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    Name:  Jana Tyrrell
    Title:  Career Center Specialist
    Phone Number:  360-709-7616



    I’m Jana Tyrrell and am the Career Center Specialist here at Tumwater High School.  I am beginning my 28th year working at Tumwater, but they haven't all been in a row!

    I was born in Indiana and grew up in W. Lafayette, home of Purdue University.  GO BOILERS!!  I graduated from Purdue with my degree in Theatre Performance.  
    I began teaching Theatre at THS, running the program 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.  After a four 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 nineteenth year as the Career Center Specialist. 
    My husband ran the Theatre Department here the three years prior to my taking over, and my children were each the President of their senior class at THS, and are proud alumni.  T-Bird green runs deep in our house!
    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.