My name is Jodele Hammock and I’m excited to serve my community as the Director of Massena PAL!
I’m a Massena resident, and have been for most of my life. I’ve worked in the Human Services sector for over 18 years. My journey began working with children and families as a teacher’s aide; then, as an Administrator at a learning center in Virginia.
When I relocated back “home” to Massena, I continued my service of working with families and children at the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in the field of Education and Social Services. My experience also includes working in the school district as a substitute and as a School Counselor Assistant. I’m active in the community, serving on multiple boards including the Massena Central School Board of Education, Massena’s Town Board of Assessment, and the Massena Minor Hockey Association.
I’m grateful that my work and civic experiences have provided me with the ideal background to serve the community as the Director of PAL.
I am a two-time graduate from SUNY Potsdam, obtaining my Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership. But, it’s the people around me that influence my drive and define my leadership abilities even more than my education.
I love working with the community, surrounded by like minds, and am excited to provide positive opportunities to our PAL members and the community we serve with our exceptional PAL staff and supportive Board of Directors.
We continue to focus on providing positive programming and a safe place where our kids can thrive and be who they want to be. I’m excited about the partnership we have with our local law enforcement agencies, and our continued collaboration with Massena Central School to ensure that every child receives the support they need to thrive.
I hope you will reach out any time to share your feedback and ideas. Please contact me by calling 315-705-6075 or by emailing me at Director@massenapal.com.