Mrs. Kobielusz: No Regrets

By: Esmeralda Ortiz ’21 (Guest Writer)

“Relaxed yet responsible. . . . I’d say kind. I try to be kind to everyone I meet.”

Those are the words Mrs. Kobielusz used when asked to describe herself, and after interviewing  her, it was apparent that many people would agree.

As she walked in the door, early for her interview with our class, Mrs. Kobielusz displayed a reserved manner, but as soon as the hands started flying up in the air to ask her questions, we could tell how welcoming she was.

It didn’t matter that this was a Journalism I class or that this was our first interview. What we were doing, learning how to conduct an interview for a profile article, was important to her.

Mrs. Kobielusz spends her time making sure that other’s needs are met. As a Vice Principal of Instruction and Supervision, she is responsible for overseeing instruction, supporting teachers, and meeting with the principal and other administrators to make sure that Notre Dame students have the best educational experience possible.

She expressed that although her new position requires a different set of skills than being a teacher, she loves it and enjoys observing other teachers, making sure that they have what they need to do their jobs.

Although, Mrs. Kobielusz’ s job at school keeps her very busy, she still has an active life at home.

With numerous trips to the dog park, her son’s long football practice hours, and house cleaning, she manages to go out with her family on the weekends and walk around Ventura Blvd. and have quality family time.

Even though Mrs. Kobielusz is constantly on the go, she would not have it any other way.

Quoting Jim Rohn, she said, “We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” This is one of the beliefs she lives by and reflects the way she lives her life. No regrets.

Her advice to all Notre Dame students? Develop self-discipline. “Study and buckle down,” she said. She emphasized that it is key to put in the work because what we do now will affect our future, and she believes there is no better place to develop that work ethic than at Notre Dame.

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