October Staff Spotlight

Curtis Paige – Youth Counselor/Mecorney Cottage

Curtis is a truly caring and hard-working member of our team up at Wyndham Lawn! He’s been with us at New Directions for 4 years, starting in the fall of 2016.

Before joining the staff, Curtis received his Bachelors’ degree in Social Work from ECC North Campus. He cites his position as always being “unique and
challenging,” but also allowing him to do what he loves most on the job; creating a safe, nurturing environment for the youth that he cares so much about.

Over the years, he’s learned that compassion, kindness and stability are the keys to showing kids how to form healthy relationships, and always puts these factors into play during his work with the youth at Mecorney Cottage. Making connections with the kids and watching them grow as people are so rewarding for Curtis and are just a few of the reasons why he loves his position so much. He always has to be on his toes, adaptable and resilient in his work, and his supervisors really appreciate how calm he is in tough situations and how he fosters stability on campus. Curtis loves
to read, write and travel, while also spending quality time with his two beautiful daughters.

Thank you so much for all of your hard work these past 4 years fostering good futures, Curtis!