Center Director resume example with 15+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Knowledgeable preschool leader with in-depth understanding of program management, budget administration and emergency planning. Hardworking and decisive with good organizational, problem-solving and conflict management skills. Seasoned hiring professional with forward-thinking, adaptable and detail-oriented approach to meeting preschool requirements. Successful training, supervising and motivating high-performance recruitment teams.

  • Scheduling
  • Team Development
  • Product development
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Recruitment
  • Employee reviews
  • Staff training/development
  • Family relations
  • Recordkeeping requirements
  • Performance Improvement
  • Educational Programs
  • Classroom Oversight
  • Emergency Response
  • Effective leader
Apache Junction High School Apache Junction, AZ Expected in 05/2001 High School Diploma : - GPA :
  • Early Childhood Education - Certificate of Completion - Preschool - Central AZ College
  • Early Childhood Education - Certification of Completion - Infant/Toddler- Central AZ College
  • Early Childhood Educations - Certificate of Completion - School Age- Central AZ College
  • Early Childhood Education - Special Needs - Central AZ College
Work History
Job Corps - Center Director
West Henrietta, NY, 03/2010 - Current
  • Establish vision for quality for center.
  • Manage adherence to quality standards in accordance with vision and with state and local requirements.
  • Maintain quality effectiveness measurements.
  • Develop educational curriculum; collaborate with staff to develop positive learning activities.
  • Hire and supervise all LGP staff members, including providing new employee orientations and regular feedback and evaluations.
  • Manage adherence to state and local regulations.
  • Maintain over 500 student records in accordance with established enrollment procedures and guidelines.
  • Maintain communications with parents of current and prospective students through direct conversation, newsletters, and parent handbook; implement community outreach activities to maintain and promote positive community relationships.
  • Maintain positive relationships with regulatory agencies; ensure legal and financial compliance.
  • Oversee all office functions including payroll, accounts payable and receivable, tuition billing and payment, human resources, staff supervision and purchasing.
  • Resolve conflicts including corrective action when necessary to ensure positive experience for everyone.
  • Manage budget planning and review.
  • Establish illness and emergency procedures; ensures staff is trained appropriately.
  • Implement strategic plan and goals in keeping with mission of program.
  • Ensure students' and children's cultural backgrounds are appropriately recognized and cultural activities are integrated into education program and training.
  • Lead regular professional development opportunities for staff.
  • Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Community Action Partnership Of San Luis Obispo County - Early Head Start Teacher
Salinas, CA, 11/2008 - 09/2010
  • Delivers direct services to pregnant women, parents, and their children.
  • Provides home-based services to 10 families
  • Services include all content areas: Education, Health, Nutrition, Disability, Family and Community Partnerships.
  • Recognizes parent as primary educator and caregiver for their children.
  • Plan and implement home-based learning experiences that ensure effective implementation of home visiting curriculum and promote children's progress across standards described in Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five, including for children with disabilities and dual language learners, as appropriate, and to build respectful, culturally responsive, and trusting relationships with families.
  • Works with parents to develop and implement educational program that includes: ongoing assessment, and development of individual education plans (including IEP/IFSP goals as applicable.
  • Provides socialization opportunities for enrolled and wait listed families and their children.
  • Refer child and family to community resources as needed.
  • Recruits families for HS/EHS program and maintains waiting list.
  • Participates in site team to provide coordinated parent events, team activities, and community events.
  • Attends in-house training opportunities and works towards meeting agency education expectations.
  • Tracks inventory and maintains all supplies and materials.
  • Maintains work & office files, completes on-sites reports and monitoring items as directed.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding families, staff, & community partners.
  • Represents agency in professional manner.
Spring Education Group - Toddler Teacher
Mansfield, TX, 05/2008 - 11/2008
  • Gave one-on-one attention to children while maintaining overall focus on entire group.
  • Sanitized toys and play equipment each day to maintain safety and cleanliness.
  • Applied play-based strategies, including crafts and games, to provide diverse approaches to learning.
  • Maintained well-controlled classroom of 16 children by clearly outlining standards and reinforcing positive behaviors.
Primrose School - Center Director
Acworth, GA, 04/2005 - 01/2008
  • Oversee daily operation of Preschool.
  • Manage 12 staff
  • Established policies and develop curricula which conform to state requirements.
  • Ensure that property is well-maintained.
  • Established and manage financial transactions and prepare budgets.
  • Schedule training of CPR and First Aid for all members of staff.
  • Identify and schedule fundraising events.
  • Schedule on-going training of teachers.
  • Oversee planning and preparation of meals for children.

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School Attended

  • Apache Junction High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Center Director
  • Early Head Start Teacher
  • Toddler Teacher
  • Center Director


  • High School Diploma

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