Meet Lee Zoretic. Lee was a student at WSN and CIA from 4th-9th grade. She currently works for 3 Amici Studios in Florida. Click here to read more about Lee Zoretic.
When did you attend WSN/CIA? What year did you graduate from WSN/CIA? My first year at WSN/CIA was my 4th-grade year. I graduated from WSN in 8th grade and then completed my freshman year at CIA’s new high school in 2003.
What is your most memorable experience from WSN/CIA? I had two great teachers - Cherrie Farnette and Barton Allen. Ms. Farnette was always there for me during my first few years at WSN/CIA. She has a way of connecting with her students and teaches them how to perform their best. Mr. Allen was at times my favorite teacher, then sometimes my least favorite (depending on the assignment). However, he pushed me to do better on my writing and presentations. With that being said, I think he was the teacher that encouraged me to further my education. I took many of the skills he taught me and used them in high school, college and graduate school.
What is your current involvement with WSN/CIA? At this time, I live in Florida, and I wish I could be more involved with the WSN/CIA community.
What is one piece of advice you would give to current Currey Ingram students and families? Listen to your teachers. You never know where/when you will apply the advice they give you. Trust me, you will.
Please elaborate on your academic / social experiences at WSN/CIA and then in college. Being at WSN/CIA prepared me for college. Having a smaller academic environment helped me understand the tasks that I needed to focus on as a student. Without having one-on-one sessions with my teachers, I don’t think I would have been as equipped as I was for college.
What did WSN/CIA do for you? The school taught me how I learn best. It’s ok if you have to take longer on a test or go to a tutor. There is nothing wrong with that. If I had to push myself to do better, that’s what I did. WSN/CIA showed me the top skills I needed to further my education.
What has been the most interesting and exciting thing you've done thus far in your life? My first internship was at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee. I learned the ins and outs of their marketing department. While I was there, I was able to interview former Tennessee Titan Blaine Bishop for their monthly newsletter. Blaine is a very down-to-earth guy. It was pretty cool to see my article published and sent to their board members and donors.
Where did you enroll in college? Why did you choose that college? I went to Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. Not only did I chose Lynn because it’s close to the beach, but the class sizes were small and they provided a great tutoring center for their students. I later found out that many students from WSN/CIA have attended (and are attending) the university.
When did you graduate, and what was your major/minor? I received my Bachelor’s degree in 2010 with a major in Advertising and Public Relations with a minor in Marketing. I went back to school in 2011 and got my Masters in Communications and Mass Media Practices.
Where are you currently employed? What are your future plans? Currently, I work for 3 Amici Studios and we produce television series and documentaries. I am still trying to figure out what I want to do with my life. I have always had a dream of owning my own retail store, but we will see what the future holds. My current goal is to learn every day in my work environment and take those lessons with me wherever I may go.
Currey Ingram Academy is an exemplary K-12 day school that empowers students with learning differences to reach their fullest potential. Since 2002, the school has been located on an 83-acre campus in Brentwood, Tenn., just miles from Nashville and Franklin. Families from 33 states and eight countries cite the school as their primary reason for moving to Middle Tennessee.
Currey Ingram Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and AdvancEd/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).