Manor ISD is proud of our incredible staff, and takes great pride in sharing their stories of success.
Child Development Center Teacher Patricia Nuñez will be receiving her Associate's Degree in Child Development this week from Austin Community College. Nuñez attended ACC through a grant from ACC Early Childhood.
Ms. Nuñez is a mother of five children, works full-time here at the CDC as one of the Busy Birds teachers, Spanish is her first language, and she has been taking one class a semester. She is the first college graduate in her family and is a shining example of what perseverance and dedication can accomplish when supported though education. She will now be able to take her learning and pass it onto her own children and our youngest learners and encourage and teach them about goals, and hard work.
"When I was hired here, I knew nothing about the child development center," Said Nuñez. "It was very important for me to get this degree. Now I feel confident in my work and the needs of every child."
Ms. Nuñez is just one example of the great staff members at the CDC! A few of the teachers were hired with their Bachelor’s degree from the start, some have high school and administrators continue to encourage them to take the college plunge.
"I am very proud of the hard work that Patricia has accomplished," said Stacy Jo Signaigo, CDC Coordinator. "As the CDC has worked hard to become a Nationally Accredited School under the NAEYC, helping our educational associates receive education only helps our teachers grow stronger and our school continue to strive to be the best."
Many of the CDC teachers have 5+ years working here and some even have been here for 12+ years and they have stepped up to attend college. Almost all are the first generation in their family to attend college. They are changing their families’ footprint in our community. Austin Community looks at the Manor ISD CDC program as a leader in the Early Childhood world and appreciates the value and commitment the CDC is putting on teachers to support them in achieving higher education.