Meet 125Q’s Program Director Judy Ho. For over a decade, Judy has worked for SASF and shares her proudest moments. She also received an “Excellent” on her PQMT. Read more in our latest interview.
Tell us how you first got involved in with SASF! How long have you been with SASF? 125Q?
I have been working with SASF every summer since 2002. I started working full time at I.S. 125Q in August 2010.
What are you most proud of about 125Q programs?
I am most proud of 125Q’s unity of staff and students. The students genuinely look up to 125Q’s staff as role models. Champions Club participants that have graduated often return to visit and recommend younger siblings to join the program. Of course, I am also very proud of 125Q’s reigning NYC Table Tennis Championships since 2014.
Tell me about someone who has inspired you at SASF.
The program manager who initially interviewed me for my full-time position at SASF. During the interview, one of the questions he asked was why it took so long for me to apply for the full-time ASPD position. At that moment, it made me realize that he saw more potential than I did in myself. Though he is no longer with SASF, I will always remember his motivating words that inspired me to be the best ASPD for 125Q.
How do you keep a healthy work/life balance?
To balance the ASPD workload and life, I create “TO DO” lists on a daily/weekly basis. By prioritizing the tasks, it helps with getting work completed efficiently so that I can go home at a decent hour without having to stress about work.
What do you think is the most important quality you need to have for success?
Organization. By being organized, it helps with time management and getting work completed efficiently.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement is definitely seeing Champions Club participants become emotionally and socially stronger individuals from their time in the after-school program. Students who have graduated, but return to 125Q to visit me and the staff (and inquire about potential employment) is a testimony and reminder of why I do what I do.