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  1. What is your role at Rock and Roll Daycare? Can you describe your usual work day?

I am a Director at the East Cambridge location. My usual work day is greeting all the parents and checking in with staff. My goal everyday is making sure everything is running smoothly for the day.

 

  1. What is your favorite part about working with Rock and Roll Daycare?

My favorite part about working with Rock and Roll Daycare is how our administrative team works together and builds a better foundation for the company.

 

  1. What is your management style? What inspires you?

I think I have more of a Democratic management style. I always make time to listen to everyone before making any decisions to ensure that all are heard and understood before a decision is made.

 Having a functional location that is in compliance and where staff are happy is what inspires me. 

 

  1. Tell me about a challenge or conflict you’ve faced at work, and how you dealt with it?

Having to deal with a staff member who continually brought their personal struggles to the workplace. I dealt with it by having a personal conversation about the emotion she was bringing to the classroom based on what was happening outside of the space. I explained that her emotions were affecting the environment in a negative way, and that in order for the children to truly learn from her, she needed to help create a positive and loving environment.

 

  1. What to do you like to do outside of work?

I really like going to different restaurants around Boston with my friends.

 

  1. How do you deal with pressure or stressful situations?

I take a step back and try to evaluate the situation again and think of another way to solve the problem.

 

  1. How do you describe the most important contributions of a manager in the workplace?

Support.

 

  1. What is your fondest childhood memory?

Going on bike rides with my friends in Hyde Park.

 

  1. What is your favorite family tradition?

Every New Year’s Eve, my family and I eat lobster.

 

  1. Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

Married with 4 kids and working for Rock and Roll Daycare.

 

  1. What is it that you consider as your biggest professional achievement?

My greatest professional achievement  is becoming the Director of RRDC East Cambridge. 

 

  1. What have you gained from working with Rock and Roll Daycare?

Alongside the leadership skills, I also gained a family.

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