PCPS success stories are everywhere.
Example: Bartow High Class of 2001 alum Suleima Salgado, who is featured on the cover of the spring issue of StateTech magazine, a technology publication for the government sector.
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Salgado, 35, is the director of telehealth, telemedicine and rural health initiatives for the Georgia Department of Public Health in Atlanta.
In basic terms, the job involves “connecting rural Georgia to healthcare providers across the state,” Salgado says. “(It’s about) spending time in small communities and getting to know the people, what their needs are, and customizing care for them.”
Salgado, who grew up in Lakeland, has a bachelors degree in broadcasting and an MBA from Southeastern University. At Bartow High, she was active in Spanish Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and also played on the school’s volleyball team.
She said those experiences at BHS helped develop her communication skills, and taught her how to work with different audiences.
“I knew I was good at fostering relationships and connecting people, but I didn’t know how I would use that when I graduated,” she said. “I also feel like it’s an asset coming from a small community, because I understand the barriers small towns face. I can always come back to that.”