My name is Jodele Hammock and I’m excited to join Police Activities League of Massena as the Director.
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.
As I step into the Director role for this important community resource, my focus will be on continuing to deliver positive programming and a safe place where our kids can thrive and be who they want to be. I’m excited to deepen our partnership with our local law enforcement agencies, and look forward to our continued collaboration with Massena Central School to ensure that every child receives the support they need to thrive.
Staff worked diligently to get ready for a full house and nothing compares to the excitement we felt when we welcomed back our members on October 4th. Now, as we continue to serve the kids of our community, I welcome your feedback and ideas. Please reach out to me by calling 315-705-6075 or by emailing me at Director@massenapal.com.
Our doors are open for your needs and the kids of our community.
Here’s to a successful year!
Jodele Hammock, Director