NEKLS is proud to announce that our newest staff member, Anne Woods, has joined our ranks as the new Office Coordinator. Anne served as the Public Services Director for the Kansas Bar Association/Foundation for seven years. During the start of the pandemic, she was a supervisor for the KU/Douglas County Covid Hotline. Here’s more about Anne in her own words:

I am enjoying living and working in Lawrence after commuting for 12 years. I have always loved books and reading. I am a firm believer that children still need and love to sit down with someone who will read with them. I like hardcover books. I love holding them, turning the pages, and taking time for myself to learn and be entertained. I am happy to join the staff at NEKLS and start a new chapter in my life!

You may not be familiar with the Pivot Questionnaire (below), the 10 questions originally came from a French series, hosted by Bernard Pivot, but they’re probably better known as the questions that James Lipton asked guests on “Inside the Actor’s Studio”.

James Lipton: What is your favorite word?
Anne Woods: Caterpillar. It is fun to pronounce.
JL: What is your least favorite word?
AW: It is a phrase- It is what it is.
JL: What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
AW: Animals, sun, water, walks, friendship.
JL: What turns you off?
AW: Rudeness. Degrading anyone.
JL: What is your favorite curse word?
AW: Oops
JL: What sound or noise do you love?
AW: Water running over rocks, trumpets, my son’s voice.
JL: What sound or noise do you hate?
AW: The drill at the dentist and shrill barks from a dog.
JL: What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
AW: Candy store owner.
JL: What profession would you not like to do?
AW: Paramedic.
JL: If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
AW: I’m glad it took you so long.

We look forward to you meeting Anne in the coming weeks.