In order to share more of our amazing community here at SD, we offer this weekly #FacesOfSD to give you a chance to learn more about our faculty and staff. Today we are thrilled to introduce Tammy Ouellette, Accounts Payable and Disbursements Accountant in the Business Office.
Tammy is a third generation San Anselmo resident. In fact, her current home is on the property that her great grandparents lived on when they came from Italy. Drake High School was her family's working ranch where they provided the majority of vegetables for the outlying towns. Tammy is a huge sports fan and she and her husband spend most of their free time supporting the Giants, 49ers, and Golden State Warriors. Tammy jokes that her TV is only ever tuned to programs that include a ball, an announcer or wheels. She invites anyone who wants a sports update or just want to talk sports to stop by her office. Tammy has her own sports claim to fame, she was part of an all female pit crew for the Super Comp Dragster Champion of the 1997 NHRA Nationals at Sears Point and was featured in National Dragster Magazine.
Here Tammy answers our Spotlight questions:
Q. Full name?
A. Tammy Lee Ouellette
Q. Where were you born?
A. Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae
Q. Favorite word?
A. One of my favorite words has always been "team." I grew up on the softball field and when my playing time was over I was fortunate enough to coach for eight years. Being on a team taught me how to be less selfish, more social, more confident, exercise self-discipline, be patient, respect decision making, and most importantly, accept that everyone has different abilities. It is through these differences that we all become contributors to our team, where we work towards one common goal. The team that we have assembled here at San Domenico is second to none and I am honored to be a part of it.
Q. What do you do here at San Domenico? And what is your favorite part of your job?
A. I work in the business office. I have the pretty fancy title of Accounts Payable and Disbursements Accountant. What that really means is that I work with the money. I pay all the school’s bills, collect and bill tuition, and pay our employees. My favorite part of my job is that I get to interact with everyone, whether working with an employee or helping a student or parent.
Q. Which Dominican value inspires you the most this week and why? (Study, Reflection, Community, or Service).
A. I truly am inspired by all of our values here at San Domenico. I think this week I am inspired the most by community. I just recently became part of a group called Just One Act. Just One Act believes that just one act is all it takes to cause a ripple effect of kindness in our society. It is all about practicing random acts of kindness throughout the community. There is no greater joy for me than to know I have helped someone and affected his or her life in a positive way.
Q. What are your plans for the weekend?
A. I am going to take my two-year-old godson to the SD Garden Faire on Saturday, and then that evening I will be at a banquet honoring Coach Fulton as he is inducted into the College of Marin Hall of Fame!
Tammy, from making sure we all get paid on time to managing the many tasks that come across your desk with a smile, thank you so much for all you do for SD. Our community is so lucky to have you!