Hi! My name is Matt Babula and I am a school counselor in the Jarvis Middle School Guidance Department. This is my first year in the district.
What do you like best about what you do?
I enjoy being able to work with different students to help them overcome their challenges.
What event here at Central Valley CSD has made/makes a difference to you personally and in your career?
BOCES career exploration day allows me to see students in a non academic way. Seeing them ask questions about career fields and showing interests in their specific career choices.
What former jobs have you held?
I formerly worked at MVCC as an academic college advisor and various long term substitute school counselor positions.
Where were you educated?
I graduated from Whitesboro high school, earned my BA is psychology from SUNYIT and finally earned my MSEd in school counseling from The College of Saint Rose.
Where have you lived?
I have lived in Central New York my entire life.
If you could do anything on a weekend, what would you do?
I very much enjoy being outside, so I would be out hiking.
What book and/or author are you currently reading?
Adirondack Characters & Campfire Yarns by William O’Hern
If we were to listen to your iPod or sound system, what would be playing?
What is your favorite television show/movie/actor?
My favorite show was Band of Brothers on HBO who was also produced by one of my favorite actors, Tom Hanks.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
If I could travel I would love to go to the Scandinavian region. The natural beauty and rich cultural history has always interested me.