Q&A: Malea Jaffe

Malea Jaffe, ROJH art teacher, will serve on the medical services team during Fridays mock disaster.

Gracie Klander

Malea Jaffe, ROJH art teacher, will serve on the medical services team during Friday’s mock disaster.

Mikayla Flores, Opinion Editor

Malea Jaffe, art teacher at ROJH, is part of the Medical Services team during the mock disaster drill. Jaffe discussed her thoughts about the drill with “RO: In the Know.”

Q: What were your thoughts when you were selected for the medical services team?

A: I was excited because I enjoy medical work and first aid and helping people.

Q: How have you prepared for your role on the medical services team?

A: I stay certified every year in first aid and CPR during the summer.

Q: What are you nervous about?

A:  That all students are not accounted for, and knowing where everyone is at all times.

Q: Why do you think you were selected for this role?

A: Probably because I’m usually pretty organized.

Q: What do you think your greatest strengths will be?

A: Staying calm.

Q: How do you think this will help the school district?

A: It shows us what our strengths and weaknesses are, and where our weaknesses are, we can make improvements.

Q: What is one thing you are most looking forward to and one thing that you’re not?

A: Being able to use what I have learned. What I’m not looking forward to is the afternoon when it’s all over and trying to keep my kids focused.

Q: What went through your mind as the mock disaster happened?

A: Trying to remember to do everything I needed to do.

Q: How did you help?

A: I assisted the injured students in the cafeteria, taking them to the ambulances and also to the football field, taking them in wheelchairs.