60 Second Interviews with Our Team: 


Carlene Absher

Site Coordinator at Richlands High School

  1. If you could learn to do anything in life, what would it be? 
    • Learn to sing
  2. If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? 
    • Pay off the church.
  3. What is you favorite activity?
    • Running.
  4. What is one chore that you absolutely hate doing?
    • Cleaning floors!
  5. Ten years ago, who did you think you would be now? 
    • Still an occupational therapist.
  6. What would most like to tell yourself at age 13? 
    • Not to take life so seriously!

Ryane Terry

Site Coordinator at Virginia Middle School

  1. When you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you pass the time? 
    • Read a book of my choice or do yoga.
  2. At what age did you become an adult? 
    • When I got married. It was when I moved out for good from my parent’s house.
  3. What are three traits that define you? 
    • I am steady and consistent. I am never way up or way down.
    • I am a faithful person. I will do anything to help someone that I love. Very loyal
    • Goal-oriented. 
  4. What advice do you have for kids who are struggling in school? 
    • I would tell them to tell someone. Everyone wants them to succeed. They need to tell someone before it gets too bad.
  5. What was the last experience that made you a stronger person? 
    • A year after marriage, I was diagnosed with a chronic illness. It taught me a lot about myself and how to figure things out as an adult. It also allowed me to grow closer with my husband.

David Sizemore

Site Coordinator at Stonewall Jackson Elementary School

  1. If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? 
    • Build an indoor playground for children.
  2. If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
    • Elijah – The Bible
  3. At what age did you become an adult?
    • Still working on it.
  4. What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
    • Don’t change a thing.
  5. What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity?
    • Sports

Katlyn Bowles

Site Coordinator at Van Pelt Elementary School

  1. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
    • I would learn to run a marathon.
  2. What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity?
    • Camping and traveling.
  3. What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
    • There’s a lot…to always be true to yourself, don’t try to be what other people want you to be.
  4. If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
    • I would give to my church, pay off my student loans, then start a missionary non-profit in Africa.
  5. What is your favorite thing about working at CIS?
    • We are all a family and we are making a difference in the lives of our students.