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Alumni Spotlight: Serena Sandusky
Officer Sandusky in police uniform

Serena Sandusky, a 2013 graduate of Bryan Station High School, works as a police officer for Fayette County Public Schools. She also coaches girls’ basketball at Station, where she once played.

"I am fortunate to work and coach in the same building that helped shape me as a person. Now I have the honor of giving back to students who walked the same halls I once did. It’s such a humbling experience," she said. "I could be working anywhere in the world, but there is no place like home." 

Question: What is your fondest memory of your time at Bryan Station?

Answer: Homecoming parade. It has been a tradition on the North side for years. Alumni and community members line the neighborhood streets cheering on all sport teams, clubs, and groups at Bryan Station in celebration of Homecoming Week. There is live music, candy, T-shirts, and a ton of creative floats!

Q: What person, class, or experience at Bryan Station influenced you the most?

A: My English teacher freshman year, Louise Begley, who is currently the media librarian at Bryan Station. Mrs. Begley had a welcoming classroom, and I was challenged to grow as a student and person. She was always very supportive, and you could tell she really cared about her students’ success and well-being. Life is now full circle. I have the privilege of working with her every day, and she is still one of my favorite teachers of all time.

Q: Did you attend college or complete graduate studies? If so, where?

A: I attended Butler University and Bellarmine University as a student-athlete. I graduated in 2017 from Bellarmine with honors – cum laude, Dean's List, National College Athlete Honors Society, Academic All-GLVC, and most notable the Faculty Merit Award for Criminal Justice Studies.

Q: How did your education at Bryan Station help prepare you?

A: I was challenged academically through advanced and AP courses along with programs such as Experienced-Based Career Education (EBCE), which allowed me to gain real-world career experience. Our diverse population of students and staff prepared me to work with, communicate with, and serve people from various socioeconomic backgrounds. I learned how to lead and collaborate with peers through groups and clubs that I participated in such as National Honor Society, Senior Advisory Boards, and Beta Club (president). All these reflect my day to day as a police officer with Fayette County Public Schools.

Q: What is a professional highlight of your career?

A: Serving as the first HSP Mentor for the school district and seeing the kids I have mentored be successful

Q: What advice would you give students interested in your career field?

A: This career has challenges, but it is one of the most rewarding careers.

Q: What is an important life lesson to share with current students and future graduates?

A: No one’s path to success is the same. There will be highs and lows. All that matters is that you set goals and finish. Never give up!

Sandusky in white uniform going up for a layup on the basketball court in high school