The September 2017 Teacher of the Month is Mrs. Iris Pinel. Iris has worked at Calvary Early Learning Center for 13 years and has worked in early childcare for 26 years. Iris, her husband Paul, and her youngest son Richard have been involved with many facets of the Calvary family over the years, including the children’s nursery and the Hallelujah Hall Puppet and Drama Ministry. Iris has her Child Development Associate credential in Center based Infant/Toddler and is currently a co-teacher in the Infant 1 classroom with children ages 6 weeks to 6 months old. She was chosen for this award due to her willingness to help with whatever Calvary needs both on and off the clock, such as when the center had to close for both Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Irma. Her Christlike servant attitude and strong work ethic, in addition to her friendly, approachable demeanor make her a favorite among children, staff, and parents alike. Iris does an excellent job of introducing CELC to the youngest children’s parents, establishing quality relationships with families built on trust and peace of mind. She also creates excellent lesson plans for children as young as 6 weeks old in order to ensure they hit vital developmental milestones. We are blessed to have Iris on staff and are looking forward to her future accomplishments.
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