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Lonnita Allen

Director

Cary, NC

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Dedicated academic professional committed to providing comprehensive instruction that fosters child development. Highly skilled in developing age appropriate lesson plans, stimulating, fun, and diverse classroom learning environment for various learning styles. Demonstrate the ability to train quality teaching staff on how to teach, motivate, and direct students to learn. Ability to establish positive relationships with students, parents, and faculty members. Capable of hiring, training, motivating, teachers to uphold excellence in child development and education.

Work Experience

Director

Goddard School
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Cary, NC
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January 2014 to Present

Summaries of Responsibilities: 
• Interviewing, hiring, training, scheduling, termination of staff. 
• Maintaining staff files, children's files, Quality Assurance inspections, playground inspections, monthly classroom inspections, performance reviews for staff, counseling reports for staff 
• Monthly Newsletters, Communication with parents through email and phone, monthly menus. 
• Preschool2Me, Checking lesson plans and daily sheets, approving daily pictures sent to parents 
• Assuring teachers have correct supplies for daily, weekly, and monthly activities, maintaining school wide supplies 
• Touring perspective parents, parent relations, parent conferences, parent/teacher conferences, enrollment of new children planning school wide events. 
 
Primrose School at Holly Grove, Holly Springs, NC 
Operations Director 
Summaries of Responsibilities: 
• Interviewing, training, and termination of staff. 
• Parent relations, Parent conferences, Parent teacher conferences, parent appreciation, conducting tours to prospective parents, enrollment of new children, weekly parent emails, monthly menu, Monthly activities and newsletters 
• Staff relations, Payroll, staff appreciation, scheduling of staff, staff recruitment, maintaining staff files. 
 
Kids 'R' Kids of Morrisville, Morrisville, NC 
Position Director of Education 
February 2008-August 2013 
Summaries of Responsibilities: 
• Assisting teachers with daily activities, ensuring that teachers have the correct supplies for daily activities and lessons, assisting teachers with writing lesson plans, enriching the lesson plans to meet each child's developmental needs 
• Developing training for staff, training staff on assessments, evaluations, and lesson planning for young children, training staff on the Hatch smartboard and touch screen computers, effective marketing to prospective parents 
• Conducting tours with prospective parents, planning school wide events, parents surveys, enrollment of new children, interviewing, hiring and termination of employees, ensure correct supervision of children, assist in annual performance reviews, conduct parent teacher conferences 
 
Knowledge Beginnings, Cary NC 
Position: Program Specialist 
September 2007-January 2008 
Summaries of Responsibilities: 
• Assist in interviewing and hiring of new staff, training new staff, assist with annual performance reviews, staff scheduling, touring perspective parents, assist with enrollment process 
• Ensure teachers have correct supplies for lesson plans and activities, assist teachers in planning and the implementation of lesson plans, provide direct guidance for teachers 
 
Knowledge Beginnings, Cary, NC 
Position: Toddler Teacher 
January 2007-September 2007 
Summaries of Responsibilities: 
• Creating lesson plans and activities to enhance each child's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development, resource for parents, assessment and evaluation of young children, effective daily communication with parents, ensuring rules and regulations are met 
 
Chester Brook Academy, Cary, NC 
Position: Floater/ Infant Teacher 
June 2006-January 2007 
Summaries of Responsibilities: 
• Assisting teachers in the infant and toddler classrooms, creating developmentally appropriate lesson plans for infants, serving as a resource for parents, effective communication with parents through daily sheets and verbal communication, 
 
Contact Person Contact Number 
Christin Hammonds (336) […] 
 
Aisha Eugene (954) […] 
 
Beatrice Smith (919) […]

Education

Masters in Education Specializing in Early Childhood

Capella University

2010 to 2012

Early Childhood Administration Credentials

Durham Technical Community College -
Durham, NC

2007 to 2007

Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education and Family Studies

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University -
Greensboro, NC

2002 to 2006