Get To Know Your SRO
Get to Know Your SRO! Every week we will attempt to highlight one of our school resource officers that play such an integral role in keeping our students safe in all 37 of our schools!
Deputy Miranda Joubert
This week’s Get to Know Your SRO spotlight falls on Deputy Miranda Joubert, a roving SRO for the northern end of the district. Deputy Joubert is assigned to Tadmore Elementary School and has 12 and a half years of experience in law enforcement. Her hobbies include kayaking and crafts.
Joubert moved to the USA from South Africa with her parents and younger brother on Halloween Day, 2000.
She likes to watch ice hockey from time to time, and she loves 80’s, 90’s and early 2000’s music. Her favorite cuisine is Mexican food, and she enjoys all types of movies except for scary movies. Her favorite animated movie is the original Lion King.
What does she love about being an SRO?
“I really enjoy getting to read to all the kids.”
According to Dr. Tracie Brack, Principal of Tadmore:
“Deputy Joubert is a wonderful asset to Tadmore Elementary and Hall County Schools. She is present and visible at our school and checks on the physical safety of our students and teachers. She is always willing to help when there is something that involves her expertise. She loves to interact with our students and her presence is very comforting. We are thrilled that we are included in the schools that she serves, and we appreciate her hard work and sacrifice.”
Thank you Officer Joubert for your service and commitment!
Officer Jennifer Watt
This week’s SRO spotlight is on Officer Jennifer Watt, who is assigned to Johnson High School.
Officer Watt has 20 years of experience in law enforcement, all of it with the Hall County Sheriff Office.
Her hobbies/interests include: spending time outdoors, working in the yard, fishing, hiking, and exploring. Her most relaxing “me” time is mowing the grass while listening to music. She has one daughter and two stepchildren.
Officer Watt’s favorite sports team is the Florida Gators, her favorite music genre is Heavy Rock, and she loves Mexican cuisine (her favorites are El Sombrero, Casa Bariachi and Senior Fiesta). Her favorite movie is the “Batman” series.
What does Officer Watt love about being an SRO at JHS?
“The diversity in our students,” said Watt. “We have kids from all walks of life, but inside the walls of Johnson High School it doesn’t matter–because everyone is a part of one Knight family. We also have the best soccer team EVER!! Our staff is second to none; they love and care about all of our students, regardless of background or home life.”
Johnson principal, Jonathan Edwards, is proud to have Officer Watt at the school.
“Officer Watt is devoted to her craft and has a tremendous sense of responsibility,” said Edwards. “She works to keep everyone safe by developing relationships and using teachable moments to help prepare our students for future success. We are grateful for her service to our school, and the JHS Community is blessed to have Officer Watt working with our students, staff, and families.”
Thank you to Officer Watt and all of our SROs for their commitment to our students and staff!
Officer Rachel Dunn
This week we recognize Rachel Dunn from The Academies of Discovery at South Hall/ World Language Academy Middle School. Officer Dunn has 6 years in law enforcement and her hobbies include gymnastics, cooking, being outdoors, gardening, and interior design. She loves all music; her Pandora is always on shuffle playing a wide variety. She is not a picky eater at all, and will try any food at least once.
Officer Dunn has been married for almost 10 years, and is mother to an adorable 2 year old.
What does she love about being an SRO at her school?
“I love the diversity of our student body. Learning about different cultures while interacting with our students is very rewarding, both personally and professionally. I take pride in knowing students feel comfortable enough to stop by my office for help, advice, or just to say ‘Hello.’ I could not ask for a better job or group of kids!
The staff at my school are equally amazing! My school exposes young children to numerous career fields at an early age. As a mother and a school resource officer, watching our amazing teachers instill excitement, motivation, and creativity into young children is simply astonishing.”
Joey Millwood, Principal at Academies of Discovery at South Hall had this to say about Officer Dunn:
“Rachel Dunn is a glowing example of what a School Resource Officer should be and representative of the best School Resource Officer program in the state! She is full of excitement and interacts with students and staff as well in a compassionate and encouraging manner. Kids love her. Staff loves her… and, she loves them back. She stays ahead of problems by being proactive; looking for potential safety issues and always keeping an eye out for potential safety issues with our kids. She stays in tune with what is going on at our feeder schools and lets administration know when there may be a potential issue in the community that may affect our kids. She exemplifies and enforces our Knight’s Creed to the fullest and she is a shining role model for everyone.”
Thank you, Officer Rachel Dunn!!