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November 2015 Member of the Month
Congratulations to CCDAA’s Member of the Month for November 2015, Janie Cazares, CDE Coordinator at MAAC. Janie has provided consistently compliant, highly monitored and effective programming, supportive results oriented training, genuine concern and one on one communication with families that is empathetic, kind and compassionate from the first day of inquiry to the child’s graduation. Janie is a true pillar of excellence and a dedicated service provider. Janie kindly took time out of her busy day to answer a few questions for us:
What has been most rewarding about your career in early education so far?
The most rewarding aspect of my career has been working shoulder to shoulder with exceptional leaders. These leaders have invested their time, mentoring me throughout my career. As a result of their commitment and dedication I have been empowered to effectively support our community. I take great satisfaction in the opportunity to learn from staff, clients and the child development community as a whole. Through this learning process I have developed both personally and professionally. Working with peers who believe in me and support me in my work has been incredibly rewarding.
If you could give advice to someone who is new in the administrative role, what would it be?
My advice to anyone who is new to an administrative role is to love and be passionate about the role. You are an important factor in keeping the team together and making the work flow effectively and efficiently. I believe everything begins and ends with a deep desire to serve the community in a manner that is caring and committed. It has made all of the difference for me.
What is your proudest accomplishment in your career?
My proudest accomplishment has been my ability to both work with staff members, completing the tasks of daily operations, while also helping the families enrolled or seeking enrollment in our program. My ability to split different roles, work closely with co-workers and to be the best leader I know how to be, creates an environment that thrives in quality service. At the end of the day, that is what we all want. To be a part of that process is a source of great pride for me.