Congratulations to our November Volunteer of the Month, Jenalie Raphelt. Board President Greg Marwill presented her with a plaque and an engraved RTIC mug at the monthly meeting of the CCEMS Board of Directors.
Jenalie Raphelt is in her 8th year as a Health Science Teacher at Klein Collins High School. She also teaches an EMT class that is coordinated by Cypress Creek EMS which includes students from Klein Oak as well. Jenalie says that she has always been interested in EMS so when the opportunity to teach presented itself, she says, “I jumped on it and have loved every minute of it!”
Jenalie received her EMT Basic through the Cypress Creek adult class in 2013, so that she could teach the Klein ISD certification class to seniors. This is her 5th year to teach the EMT class and she has been a volunteer with CCEMS since December 2013.
Since then she has donated more than 800 hours of her time serving at almost every station and on a couple of peak trucks. She rides both to hone her own skills and to help her students. Jenalie says, “I really enjoy riding with my students on their first ride out because I want to help them connect with what we talk about in the classroom and apply that to the field.”
What she is doing in the field and in the classroom is apparently working, because each year a higher percentage of her students are receiving certifications.