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Person of Interest: Miss Tasha


What does an average day look like for you?

An average day looks like for me, very busy, very busy. I still have a small child at home so I have to make sure she gets off to school and then I’m here and then I have to make sure you guys get breakfast and lunch!

What’s your favorite lunch menu item?

I would have to say the Nacho’s and I usually try all different meats, Turkey chicken, whichever one

Miss Tasha strikes a pose in the cafeteria.

If you could make food for anyone in the world. Who would it be? And what would you make?

Just for y’all doing this interview with me? I will make it for you guys. I will make marry-me chicken which is one of my favorite dishes that I make at home. My kids love that. I had to bring something to school one day so y’all can check it out. I’ll bring a little small pan just for you two.

Why did you decide to work here at West?

Well, I actually started out as a cosmetologist for over 30 years. I had wear and tear on my back for years, so I had to come out of my field. So my best friend, Gloria Meadows, Ms. Gloria suggested that I come and try it out and see how I like it. And I’ve been in love with it ever since.

Do you enjoy working at Tosa West?

Yes, I do. I enjoy working here. I love being with kids every day. That’s my favorite thing about meeting the kids interacting with one of the best and worst parts of your day. Well, we’re going through a transition right now as far as staffing, but other than that I don’t really have a really troubling situation here at work every day. So it’s pretty much a good day as long as we all work together. We’re smooth.

Are there any kids at the school who make your job challenging?

No, no, no. No, I have my doubts here when I first started. But I pretty much got to know everybody right away so I don’t have any issues. Love you guys. Y’all make my day.

Did you work anywhere before this? What was that like?

I used to work at the Hall of Fame hair studios. I actually got my start at Mr. Dexter’s Hair on 56th and North. That’s who trained me over the years and I worked under him for a long time. Over 20 years off and on. I’ve worked for a few friends. And yeah, I’ve been all over Milwaukee as far as here.

Is there anything you’ve learned throughout your career that you think is important for students to know before they graduate?

Always keep to what your ambitions are, what you got to be. Stick with it. Don’t give up on it. Don’t give up if it’s something you want to do. Do it for you. Not everybody else. Follow your dreams. Not nobody else’s. That’s the best way to go.

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