In honor of Direct Support Professional Recognition Week (September 11-17, 2022). We are proud to take this opportunity to recognize the dedicated direct support professionals at Ada S. McKinley.

Katherine Craig is being featured for her “teamwork” in serving to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as a Direct Service Professional within our Employment and Community Support Services program.

Learn more about Katherine in this short interview:

How long have you been working at Ada?
“6 years.”

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
“It is work that is engaging.”

What makes you proud to work for Ada?
“Working here gives me a sense of accomplishment.”

What is something that you’re learned while working as a DSP?
“I have learned that things change all the time and you have to stay up with current events.”

What one piece of advice would you give to a person who is new to the field?
“I would tell a new staff not to bring their problems to wok because you cannot be effective if there is something bothering you.”

What is one fun fact about yourself?
“I love going to the casino.”