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Anthony Walker
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Summary
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
Professional, self-motivated, dependable, and organized individual. Fast learner, team oriented, capable of handling a myriad of activities, and requirements error free. Strong management, early childhood development, interpersonal and communications knowledge, skills and experience. Detailed-oriented individual. Able to operate with high level of accuracy in a challenging environment.
Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Service Orientation
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Writing
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Monitoring
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Administration and Management
  • Education and Training
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Coordination
  • Time Management
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Microsoft Office 2007 Products: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, QuickBooks
Experience
Center Director 08/2012 to 09/2013
La Petite Academy Early Learning Center - Germantown, MD
  • Successfully and competently ran all School operations: Ensured curriculum and developmentally appropriate practices were in place in the center.
  • Conducted tours for prospective parents and enrolled new families.
  • Created and implemented local marketing plans to drive enrollment.
  • Ensured licensing standards were met and assisted in the accreditation process for the center.
  • Assisted teachers with the weekly development and execution of the curriculum and program activities.
  • Monitored and managed the financial progress of the center.
  • Ensured a safe environment for the children in care.
Assistant Director 01/2008 to 01/2012
Child Time Early Learning Center - Hanover, MD

Managing Staff

  • Served as Acting Director for the Hanover Center on numerous occasions; also served a temporary assignment as Director of the Baltimore Center.
  • Supervised, directly or indirectly, a staff composed of full-time and part-time personnel.
  • Established work schedules, and determine age group/program assignments for staff and preschoolers.
  • Conducted teacher evaluations, observing the teacher in the classroom and rating his/her performance.
  • Provided in-house training of staff members.

Administrative and Operations duties

  • Prepare budgets, authorize purchase of materials, interview and recommend hiring and training of staff, and other administrative duties. 
  • Maintain students' files, including medical and emergency contact information, and records of all behavioral incidents. 
Instructional duties
Oversaw development of curriculum.
Often filled in for teachers or assistants as classroom instructor.
Communicating with parents and children
  • Met with parents to introduce the child care center and explain policies, fees, regulations and curriculum.
  • Dealt with parental concerns, questions and complaints.
  • Communicated behavioral concerns, injuries and other incidents that occur during the day to parents.
  • Provided developmental and behavioral guidance to children.
Compliance duties

Assured center facilities comply with health, fire, security, safety, and environmental standards and regulatory requirements, and assured deficiencies were corrected. 

Managing Staff 01/2007 to 01/2008
Child Time Early Learning Center - Hanover, MD
  • Serve as Acting Director for the Hanover Center on numerous occasions; also served a temporary assignment as Director of the Baltimore Center.
  • Supervise, directly or indirectly, a staff composed of full-time and part-time personnel.
  • Establish work schedules, and determine age group/program assignments for staff and preschoolers.
  • Conduct teacher evaluations, observing the teacher in the classroom and rating his/her performance Provide in-house training of staff members.
  • Administrative and Operations duties: Prepare budgets, authorize purchase of materials, interview and recommend hiring and training of staff, and other administrative duties.
  • Maintain students' files, including medical and emergency contact information, and records of all behavioral incidents.
  • Instructional duties: Oversee development of curriculum.
  • Often fill in for teachers or assistants as classroom instructor.
  • Communicating with parents and children: Meet with parents to introduce the child care center and explain policies, fees, regulations and curriculum.
  • Deal with parental concerns, questions and complaints.
  • Communicate behavioral concerns, injuries and other incidents that occur during the day to parents.
  • Provide developmental and behavioral guidance to children.
  • Compliance duties: Assure center facilities comply with health, fire, security, safety, and environmental standards and regulatory requirements, and assure deficiencies are corrected.
Office Manager 01/2007 to 01/2008
  • Regulated general functioning responsibilities among staff to ensure highest level of properly completed tasks.
  • Assisted with the selection, recruitment, and intake processing of at risk youth into the group residential program.
  • Devised daily operational systems to provide scheduling of all necessary appointments, meetings, and training sessions for group residents, staff and senior management.
  • Designed and maintain filing systems to ensure these systems are current and secure.
  • Delivered reports to senior management regarding program finances and the overall workings of the office.
Program Specialist 01/2002 to 01/2004
  • Provided administrative and program support to the department Director.
  • Developed and implemented project activities.
  • Developed and prepared a wide range of project-related correspondence and documents.
  • Drafted policy implementation plans.
  • Organized and facilitated events including meetings and conferences.
  • Scheduled and organized events including meetings and conferences, including travel arrangements.
  • Interacted effectively with a diverse group of callers, visitors and staff at all levels.
  • Organized and prioritized a large volume of information and calls.
  • Developed, organized and maintained project office.
  • Created visual presentations.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children
Quality Management Coordinator 01/2000 to 01/2002
  • Served as liaison for NAEYC and the New Mexico Board of Education Non-public School Commission.
  • Coordinated formal responses to advertising complaints.
  • Assisted with the review and processing of Merit, Transition and Material Extensions.
  • Prepared monthly performance measures for processing of extensions and complaints.
  • Compiled monthly performance measures for each region for Annual Report Processing.
  • Tracked and participated in the review of appeals and revocations.
  • Responded to requests for information and service from internal/external customers and monitored Quality Management accounts.
  • Maintained database files, spreadsheets, and archiving records.
  • Provided administrative support to Accreditation staff.
Validation Coordinator 01/2000 to 01/2000
  • Reviewed data provided by Program Administrators to determine the level of compliance with NAEYC accreditation criteria.
  • Arranged validation visits to center-based child care programs.
  • Provided technical support to Program Administrators and Validators in clarifying or interpreting criteria.
  • Maintained validator database.
Lead Preschool Teacher /Senior Staff 01/1998 to 01/2000
Olney Children's Center
  • Prepared lesson plans for all instructions presented.
  • Supervised two assistants and an afternoon teacher.
  • Counseled and communicated routinely with parents.
  • Frequently served in the capacity of an Assistant Director in the absence of one.
  • Informally interviewed and assisted in the hiring of potential staff members and teachers through working interviews conducted in my classroom.
  • Held monthly fitness meetings with teachers.
  • Coordinated and executed center-wide fitness related activities.
Insurance Agent/Licensed Sales Producer 01/1996 to 01/1998
Allstate Insurance & Indemnity Company
  • Explained rules, regulations and policy information.
  • Handled customer complaints, assisted with billing inquiries and processed claims.
  • Conducted administrative duties (i.e.
  • completed applications and prepared quotes).
  • Cross-sold to current clients and followed up with clients on previous matters.
Lead Preschool Teacher/Senior Staff 01/1993 to 01/1996
  • Prepared lesson plans for all instructions presented.
  • Supervised two assistants and an after teacher.
  • Counseled and communicated routinely with parents.
  • Frequently served in the capacity of an Assistant Director in the absence of one.
  • Informally interviewed and assisted in the hiring of potential staff members and teachers through working interviews conducted in my classroom.
Olney Children's Centers - Olney, Maryland
Assistant Teacher 01/1991 to 01/1993
  • Primary support to Lead Teacher (i.e.
  • assisted in preparing and presenting classroom instruction and maintained classroom equipment).
Education
Troy State University Jan 2009 Troy, Alabama
MELANIE THOMAS Page Two laniebelle13@hotmail.com 45 School-Age Curriculum and Development course, Certification, 2010; Emergency Preparedness for Child Care Providers, Certification, 2010; Medication Administration Training, Certification, 2010; Maryland Administrative Training course, Certification, 2010; 45 Infant/Toddler Care and Development course, Certification : Psychology/Sociology Psychology/Sociology
University of Maryland, University College Jan 2004 College Park, Maryland
Psychology Psychology
Montgomery Community College Jan 2002 Rockville, Maryland
AA Degree:
Southern University Jan 1993 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Montgomery County Preschool Teachers 90 hour course, Certification:
Sherwood High School Jan 1991 Sandy Spring, Maryland
Honors Graduate:
Affiliations
Psychology Club UMUCThe National Association for the Education of Young Children, Member; Former ValidatorNational After-School Association, MemberMontgomery College Alumni Association Board of Governors
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Previous Companies:

  • La Petite Academy Early Learning Center
  • Child Time Early Learning Center
  • The National Association for the Education of Young Children

Previous Job Positions:

  • Center Director
  • Assistant Director
  • Managing Staff
  • Office Manager
  • Program Specialist

Schools:

  • Troy State University
  • University of Maryland, University College
  • Montgomery Community College
  • Southern University
  • Sherwood High School

Level of Education:

  • MELANIE THOMAS Page Two laniebelle13@hotmail.com 45 School-Age Curriculum and Development course, Certification, 2010; Emergency Preparedness for Child Care Providers, Certification, 2010; Medication Administration Training, Certification, 2010; Maryland Administrative Training course, Certification, 2010; 45 Infant/Toddler Care and Development course, Certification
  • AA Degree
  • Montgomery County Preschool Teachers 90 hour course, Certification
  • Honors Graduate

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