VR consumer becomes VR employee

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Joan Phillips started her new position as a Job Coach at VR's Charleston office on April 22, 2019. A former special needs teacher at Brentwood Middle and Burke High Schools, Phillips was a VR consumer participating in the Training Center when she learned that the position was available. Her prior experience in the field of special education made her an excellent fit for the role. During the interview, she demonstrated her ability to perform the job by answering questions using the STAR method, a structured manner of responding to questions by discussing specific situations, tasks, actions and results.

Phillips is passionate about working with individuals with disabilities and the Charleston office is excited to have her on their team.