What is your obligation to the Porter-Leath children and families?
My obligation to the children and families is to make sure that they are provided all the services that the organization has to provide them.
What impact does your staff make?
One impact that we make specifically to our parents is to assist them with whatever goals that they have set to accomplish. Those goals may range from going back to school, getting a GED, ensuring that they get a job by a certain time; and we assist them with whatever financial issues that they may have, or financial concerns that they may have by referring them to resources.
What do you look for in a new employee?
I’m looking for someone who’s going to come on board and be a part of the team by making sure that they are a team player. We work as a team, we provide services as a team, and we make sure that the site as a whole remains in compliance.
How have you grown as a leader?
I feel like I’ve grown because I’ve made a difference in the staff that has been placed under my leadership; and I smile a lot when I talk about my staff - they are valued here. They are the asset to this organization as a whole.
How have you been successful at Porter-Leath?
I’ve been successful at Porter-Leath because I’ve had great management. I have a lot of skills and I have a lot to offer, and they give me the opportunity to offer my skills and my expertise. We talk to our children and our parents and we let them know you can be whatever you want to be.
Define success for your team.
Success is knowing that we’ve made a difference in the lives of the parents and the children that we work with, and specifically our children - making sure that they are school ready. We have school readiness goals and those are the goals that we work on. Once we provide those services, that’s the success that we look for - that the children are ready when they leave Porter-Leath.