Many of our families know Lea Augustin from her cheerful morning greeting at our front desk last year or a friendly smile as a REACH leader. This past summer, Lea stepped up to another important role here at TCS, as our bookkeeper.
“I am currently working on my Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting at UCF,” says Lea. “I am a full-time student and work full-time work here at TCS. Although I am quite busy, I love my job here and being busy is worth it!”
Lea was born in Miami and raised in Fort Lauderdale. She moved to Orlando to attend UCF. When looking for a job to support her through school, Lea says, “I saw the position for REACH Aftercare Teacher and immediately applied. I have always had a strong passion for working with children and knew even though it wasn’t relative to my major, it was still something I wanted to pursue. After applying and getting the position, I worked with REACH for approximately 9 months. I began to fall in love with the atmosphere and everyone who was a part of the TCS family. I started helping out in any extra way that I possibly could just to maximize my time here. Little did I know, shortly after, TCS would become home for me as I became the bookkeeper, which aligns perfectly with my major. Since then, TCS has become a second family to me and I am so thankful for the opportunity to build my knowledge in my desired profession while working alongside such loving people. Although I spend a lot of time in the office, I love being able to walk around the school and see all my ‘not so little’ friends and hear the excitement that fills the halls.”
When not working or studying, Lea loves to travel and see various landscapes, experience different cultures, and meet new people.
Lea shares her favorite Bible verse: Timothy 4:12, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”