My center director is an amazing communicator. She is very patient, fair and makes time for every faculty member. I chose to write about her because she makes everything seem so simple when you think you have a big problem. I remember during a staff meeting one of the new teachers asked her for advice to deal with a child who would not sit still during circle time. The director looked at her and told her that if the child did not wish to sit still that was ok. The children do not have complete trunk control yet and it is difficult for them to sit for even ten minutes without fidgeting. She told her that it was ok to have circle time with the children who wanted to have it and ok for the others to engage in an activity of their choice. This reassured the new teacher who was not used to the “learning through play” curriculum.
My Director has great listening skills and makes you feel like she has all day to listen to your problems without judging you. She lets us all know what is expected of us and is always there to guide us. We can reach any time we need her. She has furnished us with her phone, cell phone and email to make it easy for us to reach her. Her ability to communicate so effectively with all of us, keep us all so focused on our work, and her ability to make us all feel like we are important members of the center and the community, has made her one of the people that I feel that has great communication skills.