Ridley Township resident Jaclyn Mazuk was working as a bank teller when she noticed more emphasis on digital transactions, especially once COVID-19 hit.
With job security on the line, Mazuk decided to pivot to middle school teaching, writes Jane M. Von Bergen for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
“The pandemic made it scary,” said Mazuk, a 31-year-old mother of four children. “Banks are not going to go away, but I think they are going to start closing branches.”
But everyone needs to learn.
“It’s a state-mandated thing that kids go to school, but it’s not state mandated to go to the bank,” said Mazuk.
She is earning her bachelor’s degree in education with a certification in middle school teaching from West Chester University.
She opted for middle school after observing a second-grade classroom. The teacher seemed overwhelmed.
“I think I like the older guys. If they have an attitude, I can handle it, she said.
Read more about Jaclyn Mazuk in The Philadelphia Inquirer.