News story helps former CNA employee find new job



Posted on April 18, 2014 at 4:50 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.--A school for nursing assistants in Spokane closed without notice back in January. One of the teachers that lost her job then was ready in April for new students at a different school.

The teacher, Joy Shaw, was able to find a new school and start teaching again because of one of KREM 2 News’ stories in January. She received approval from the state to start enrolling students at a new school.

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Shaw had her lesson plans out in April and just needed students to fill her classroom seats.

Shaw was teaching at CNA Schools Northwest in December. The school closed abruptly without notifying students or teachers.

 "Teaching is what I live for, I live to teach and to be able to be back in that paradigm and teach again, I am very pleased with that,” said Shaw.

The sign outside CNA Schools Northwest read “See you in France.” KREM 2 News did a story on the sign and that is when Jenny Gossman realized she could hire Shaw to start a nursing assistant’s program at her school. KREM 2 News connected the two women.

"Anything that I can do to assist a student to be successful, just makes me very happy,” said Shaw.

Shaw has taught for many years and worked with students across the Northwest. At the new school, Shaw will be the program’s director.

"I get to have a direct influence on the curriculum and how everything is presented to the students,” said Shawn.

Classes for the Certified Nursing Assistants Program will begin in May.