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Member of the Month
Child Development Program Administrator
Congratulations to CCDAA’s September Member of the Month, Kathy Philley. She is the Child Development Program Administrator for Bakersfield Adult School Children’s Center and has been an adjunct lecturer in the School of Education at California State University, Bakersfield. Kathy has over 36 years of experience in the Early Childhood and Education field. Her commitment to children and families is represented by her continued support of the ECE field by sharing her knowledge and experience with others. This is modeled after her belief in the importance of being a life – long learner.
Kathy kindly took some time from her busy schedule to share her knowledge and experiences with us:
“I have been in the field of education for 36 years and have spent the last 27 years for the Kern High School District at the Bakersfield Adult School Children’s Center; The last eighteen years as the Director. Every day as I unlock the door to the Center is a reward for me because I know that children and their families will have positive opportunities, experiences and interactions that will impact them for the rest of their lives!
I am often asked by parents which school is the best for my child to attend? My response has always been
the same, “the teacher is the most important person in your child’s life at school!” If your child and teacher
What is your proudest accomplishment in your career?
My proudest accomplishment in my career was the success of being awarded funding from the State in
1997 for our program that included non-traditional hours for a night program. This program continues to
serve children ages two years to ten years of age three nights a week so families can attend evening
classes or work. Hundreds of children have been served and hundreds of parents have accomplished
educational goals because of our night child development program. The true success of the program is
the staff who are dedicated to the children and families we serve. I am also very proud of my work as a
Director Mentor. I will always remember those who helped me through my first year! If I can assist
If you could give advice to someone who is new in the administrative role, what would it be?
Thank you Kathy !