Great Administrators Seminar 2015
July 21-22, 2015
Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach
Member of the Month for July 2015: LuAnn Miller
For the month of July, CCDAA would like to recognize LuAnn Miller, our longtime member and Executive Director for Isa Vista Youth Projects, Inc.
What is your proudest accomplishment in your career?
I'm proud to guide a community based organization that listens and responds to community need. We have grown from a single program to a multifaceted organization focusing on the whole child, families and the community at large. We partner with public, faith based and private organizations all over the county to best serve our community. Isla Vista Youth Projects serves over 1,800 children and their parents annually through full-day year round early care and education programs for children 0-5 years, an after school / summer program serving children K-6th grade, a Family Resource Center and an Early Childhood Strengthening collaborative, THRIVE Isla Vista.
If you could give advice to someone who is new in the administrative role, what would it be?
Don't be afraid to try new things. Branch outside of your comfort zone and explore the interconnectedness of various fields of study to support and improve your outcomes, not only strengthening the education of the children you serve, but also strengthening their families, health and school readiness. Don't be afraid to find your voice and speak up. There is no better life work.