As Albert Einstein said “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” This is a quote I firmly believe in and something that has guided me through my educational journey. I am very excited to bring Ivy Kids Early Learning Center to Johns Creek as the focus of our center will be to use the research-based Ivy Prep Curriculum that promotes academic excellence through active learning.
Educationally, I have received my Bachelor of Science from Georgia State University with a major in Finance. Most recently, I was one of the youngest Executive MBA Graduates from Georgia State University. I am also currently working on obtaining my Child Care Director Certification.
Professionally, I have been working in the banking industry for the past nine years at a Fortune 50 company. I am a Vice President at the current company and frequently volunteer at local schools teaching financial literacy seminars.
I am also involved in various community service organizations and currently serve as the Southeast USA Manager of Camp Management for Jubilee Monuments Corp (JMC). JMC is responsible for arranging positive youth empowerment camps for students in grades 1 – 8. Some of the goals for the camps are to build communities around cultures, languages, and to incorporate STEM in activities for development. I have been involved with JMC over the last three years in various roles, including Project Manager of Camp 2020.
According to UNICEF, “The brain develops most rapidly before birth and during the first two years of life. Good health, good nutrition and nurturing are especially important during this time. Eighty percent of human brain’s structure takes shape between the ages of 0-3 and the 90 percent of the human brain’s structure takes shape until the age of 5.” This is where Ivy Prep Curriculum and Brain Bites program fit in for us to develop our future leaders.
Education has always held an essential role in my life. Through Ivy Kids, I can pass that on to the community, by combining academic excellence and innovation in a nurturing and joyful environment.