This column serves as a spotlight, highlighting the everyday people who work and live in Callaway County. The Fulton Sun takes a moment with someone who is not usually featured in the news but is just as instrumental in making our community the strong and beautiful place we all know and love.
Amy Lowe is in her first year as an administrative assistant at Fulton High School. Prior to that, Lowe worked for 8 years as building secretary at Bartley Elementary School.
Lowe moved to Fulton in 2006 when her husband, Scott, was named chief information officer at Westminster College. The couple have two children — Ryan, 17, and Vi, 16.
Q: What was your first job?
I worked the front counter and drive-thru at a McDonald's in Longview, Texas.
Q: Who inspires you most?
Not any one person, but just those people who deal with challenges in their lives and keep going. They don't let anything stand in their way and they get them done.
Q: What have you done in your life that has been the most fulfilling?
Aside from raising my amazing children, really finding the time to do some volunteer work mostly with things my children are involved in.
Q: What is something you are proud of that you have been recognized for?
Receiving the Fulton Public Schools' Support Staff of the Year award in 2015-16. It just meant a lot because a lot of the time support staff are overlooked by the community because we're in the background. It was great to be recognized publicly because of the things that we all do to keep the (school) district moving.
Q: If you can do any job in the world, what would it be?
My favorite show on Netflix is "The Great British Baking Show." I would love to be a world-class baker — I'm never going to get there, but it would be awesome.
Q: What is a job you wouldn't want to do?
I wouldn't want to do anything that required me to work at home. I need people interaction.
Q: What is your favorite thing about Callaway County?
Honestly, it's because everybody knows everybody. I moved around a lot as a child and I didn't get to make those connections. I appreciate being able to do that here.