• Tumwater High School Career Center

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



         I’m Jana Tyrrell and I run the Career Center here at Tumwater High School.  I was born and raised 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 26th 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 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 seventeenth 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.