Best in Class Tour: Delia Deanda

Best in Class Center Director Delia Deanda has a passion for caring for children and running a successful business. Her District Manager and Dr. Elanna Yalow agree—Delia excels as a leader. “A Best in Class honoree should have the ability to build and sustain a management team where all are empowered and developed to be…

Best in Class Tour: Keith Standish

“Inspiration” is a word that comes to mind when thinking about Center Director Keith Standish. Both his District Manager and Dr. Elanna Yalow agree—Keith deserves his title of Best in Class. “Keith is full of energy and always has a smile on his face,” says DM Norma Mendez. “He is simply someone that people love…

Best in Class Tour: Scott Zimmerman

Center Director Scott Zimmerman earned Best in Class for his dedication and passion for his La Vista, Nebraska, center. “Making a difference in the lives of children and having the opportunity to shape a new generation of learners inspires me,” says Scott. As part of her Best in Class Tour, Dr. Elanna Yalow paid a…

Best in Class Tour: Angel McKinney

Passion, ambition, and drive are all qualities that a Best in Class Center Director should possess. It is those qualities that allow CDs like Angel McKinney of Deerwood KinderCare in Miami, Florida, to shine. “Angel stands out because she is so well-respected by all she comes in contact with,” says District Manager Yvonne Wolliston. “Whether…

Best in Class Tour: Jana Cornelius

“Best in Class is something you can see, smell, and hear from the moment you enter the building,” says District Manager Chris Lane. “It’s an exceptional learning environment where educational progress and milestones are evident on walls and in the classrooms.” To Chris, Best in Class Center Director Jana Cornelius exemplifies just that. “Jana has…

Best in Class Tour: Marzieh Mesferoosh

In order to be a Best in Class Center Director, you have to be a strong and motivating leader — like Marzieh Mesferoosh. “Marzieh’s passion is undeniable and it is just so obvious to everyone that is connected to her center—the parents, the staff, [and] of course, the children,” says Regional Vice President Tiffany Wright.…

Best in Class Tour: Teresa Stanley

Best in Class honoree Teresa Stanley, from the Moundsview KinderCare in Moundsview, Minnesota, goes out of her way to build a sense of community in her center. The Center Director makes a point of greeting her staff when they come in for the day, and helps parents bring children in each morning. “Teresa has amazing…

Best in Class Tour: Kerstin Jorgensen

Best in Class Center Director Kerstin Jorgensen, leader of the Meridian KinderCare center in Puyallup, Washington, is an inspiring leader who makes her center feel like home. “Kerstin’s energy is absolutely contagious,” says Regional Vice President Tiffany Wright. “She is continuously seeking feedback to ensure she is always learning and growing and takes full responsibility…

Best in Class Tour: Sharon Johnson

Tuscon, Arizona Center Director Sharon Johnson’s passion for and dedication to early childhood education are what earned her the title of “Best in Class.” ”Sharon takes tremendous ownership of her center,” says District Manager Heidi Grunberg. “The center is her home, and her team is her family.” “A best in class honoree should have passion…

Best in Class Tour: Tammy Anderson

“To be Best in Class, you have to be a strong leader and have a passion of people,” says District Manager Lisa Johannes. “When I think about Tammy Anderson, that’s the first thing that stands out to me; a passion for both the families she serves and the team she leads.” Tammy’s commitment to engagement…