Highly motivated, organized, and results driven. Self-directed, sees tasks to completion in a professional, high quality
manner. Demonstrates ability to be a leader and a team player and strives for effective communication and interpersonal
relationships. Can contribute immediately to goals and objectives of job based on years of experience and knowledge of superior
early childhood programming.
Experience with budgetary development and management
Grant writing skills
Interviewing, hiring, and training/orientation of new staff
Leadership / Mentoring
Supply and equipment purchasing
Leadership / Mentoring
Supply and equipment purchasing
Hired to establish and run a successful early childhood program from the ground up. Responsible for all aspects of a start-up program from interviewing and hiring new staff, ordering all supplies, and meeting all requirements of Minnesota Department of Human Services - Licensing Division. Met with and recruited new families, developed all policies, procedures, paperwork, and handbooks, and developed and maintained a balanced budget. After 16 years as the director, the program is successful, at full capacity, NAEYC Accredited and 4-Star Parent Aware Rated. Maintains a positive budget, which helps cover all program needs as wells overall building needs and repairs.
DirectorMay 2000 to Current St. Ambrose of Woodbury-Early Childhood Education Center － Woodbury, MN
Serves as Director in a licensed child care center caring for children 8 weeks to 5 years of age.
Responsible for staff support and training as well as overall center operations, budget, licensing, and program planning.
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a high level of professionalism and follow-through.
Provide a loving, nurturing, and educational environment for the children.
Established a successful program from the construction of a new building, purchasing all supplies, recruiting and hiring all personnel, ensuring all licensing guidelines were met, and promoting a new program to perspective families.
Maintain all records for children, personnel, licensing, NAEYC Accreditation requirements & Parent Aware of MN.
Maintain professionalism and communication with parents, staff, and supervisors.
Responsible for interviewing, hiring, training, and terminating teachers and support staff.
Plan, coordinate, and present information for all Staff In-Service Training Days Topics include: Licensing guidelines and procedures, teamwork, communication, professionalism, curriculum development, health & safety procedures, diversity, attending professional conferences, obtaining speakers for a variety of developmental topics, and ensuring that all required areas such as CPR, First Aid, SUID, AHT, Risk Reduction, and Blood Borne Pathogens / OSHA, etc., are completed as required.
Develop, manage, and implement fiscally responsible annual budget of $1.3 million.
Prepare and present yearly financial budget to Finance Council.
Successfully guide and assist staff through the NAEYC Accreditation process.
Manage 22 fulltime and 10 part-time staff, regular substitutes and all day-to-day staffing needs and ratios within the center.
Provide input and attend meetings to help other new start-up centers get started.
Responsible for the care and safety of nearly 200 children.
Meet regularly with classroom teachers and maintain positive, supportive, mentoring relationship and rapport.
Complete annual evaluations for all staff.
Responsible for all program purchases including instructional/curriculum supplies, operating needs, equipment, and other day-to-day needs of the center.
Active member of the Educational Advisory Council (EAC).
Participate in Sustaining Quality: Leadership in Action through United Way and MNAEYC.
Participate in McCormick Center surveys and training topics for overall center and staff improvements.
Submit monthly written reports to the EAC and Finance Council.
Participate in committee planning groups for lockdowns and overall safety / crisis procedures.
Develop and implement family and staff surveys to receive feedback about program.
Conduct tours for perspective families and promote center and programs to the surrounding communities.
Toddler TeacherAug 1991 to Apr 2000 St. Andrew's Lutheran Church Child Development Center － Mahtomedi, MN
Maintained all aspects of the classroom including all licensing requirements & reports.
Responsible for the care and safety of 14 toddlers (16 months through 34 months old).
Participated regularly in monthly family events and programs.
Conducted Parent-Teacher Conferences a minimum of two times a year.
Developed and implemented age-appropriate curriculum and lesson plans.
Supervised teacher aides and student teachers in the classroom.
Helped with training and orientation of new staff to the center.
Communicated daily with co-workers, parents, and supervisors.
Worked with school district in developing Individual Education Plans (IEP) for children.
Maintained all continuing education requirements.
Participated in staff meetings.
Active member of staff team maintaining NAEYC Accreditation status.
Assisted with staffing schedules, food menus, supply lists and fieldtrips.
Served as a staff leader/representative during hiring process and meetings.
Interim Director 1995 & 1997St. Andrew's Lutheran Church Child Development Center － Mahtomedi, MN
Maintained all MN Department of Human Services Licensing requirements and trainings.
Responsible for hiring, training and terminating teachers and support staff.
Maintained daily professional communication with families and staff.
Responsible for purchases, submitting receipts, and maintaining budget.
Supervised three classrooms of toddlers and preschoolers.
Developed surveys for parents regarding redesigning preschool program.
Modified preschool program to include classroom design based on age.
Implemented more kindergarten readiness curriculum.
Scheduled and organized fieldtrips, fire, and tornado drills Other Work-Related Experiences.
Served as team member on the Mission Jamaica Outreach Planning Team for St.
Andrew's Lutheran Church - 1998 Visited Westhaven Children's Home in Montego Bay and St.
Patrick's Foundation Basic School in Kingston Met with staff onsite and attended meetings to help develop a plan of action to meet the needs of the children and staff in the two locations Organized and aided in the collection of needed donated items to be sent to various Jamaican sites.
Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education (Pre-K - 6)1988College of St. Catherine's － St. Paul, MNGPA: GPA: 3.7/4.0
Current State of Minnesota, Department of Education, Early Childhood Education Teaching License,
Pre-K - 6th grade
Date of issuance: 6/2012
Date of Expiration: 6/2017
Proficient in the use of:
Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, and Windows Movie Maker, and ProCare Solutions, Inc. program
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Companies Worked For:
St. Ambrose of Woodbury-Early Childhood Education Center
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church Child Development Center
College of St. Catherine's
Job Titles Held:
Interim Director 1995 & 1997
Bachelor of Arts , Elementary Education (Pre-K - 6) 1988
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