My name is Connie Gray. I currently hold the position of School Age Child Care Program Director. I have been employed by the Lebanon Special School District for twenty four years and have held my current position for seventeen years. Here is a little information about my family. I am married to my true love and we celebrated our thirty second anniversary in April. We have one son, who serves as Police Officer for the City of Lebanon, his name is Nolan and all the children in the program love for me to tell stories about the numerous adventures he always played a part in as a child. He is to me, as yours are to you, the light of my life.
The next love of my life, is our grand dog, Sammie, she has big eyes and a bigger heart and loves going to Sonic for corndogs but tends to be a little unsociable. Well enough about my family, let me explain my goals for your family in the after school program.
SACC is so excited to report that the “Project LUCAS” grant has returned. This grant is available for students grades K – 5th. Amount awarded to SACC = $77,000.00. This grant allows the children in our after school program the opportunity to partake in some fabulous activities. These funds are extended to us throughthe Department of Education LEAP Program.
An area that is near and dear to my heart is our “Mission Statement” it clearly expresses that I firmly believe that the safety of all children enrolled should be our number one priority.
I also believe that when a child feels loved and respected the quality of life is simply better. Methods of Praise, Pause & Pit will allow parents to see that SACC truly believes we should do everything to promote positive behavior, teach life skills that allow for better decisions.
I believe in having an open door policy for parents to call and communicate questions or concerns. Lines of communication are always available for all parties involved, by working together it allows us all to grow as a team.
While every effort is made to praise (reward notices of great choices) or pause (think it over, how can I make a better choices?) unfortunately, sometimes we have to pit behavior (ownership for actions that infringes upon the safety and well being of others in our care). Please note that situations of safety SACC takes very serious and due to the strict guidelines we have in place we cannot offer one-on-one care to any child. SACC also appreciates the continued support of parents and guardians, who understand the LSSD (Code of Conduct) and our need to implement it as well.
I am very proud of all the 39 staff members who are employed by the SACC/Wee Care programs and can say that we work together daily as a team. By sharing the common goal of the safety and well being of your children in our care the LSSD has a program that our community can be proud of. I look forward to serving each child and parent in our program and thank you for entrusting them into our care.
Mrs.Connie Gray, Program Director & Grant Coordinator
(615) 449-7422 x1201