Since high school, I had thought about being a director or opening my own daycare, and thus, I always knew where I wanted to end up in my career, but I knew that I needed to take the adequate steps to build a career rooted in experience. I began as an Assistant teacher supporting a group of 2 year olds. I then had my own classroom of 2 year olds, and later went on to oversee a cohort of toddler teaching teams. Afterwards, I moved on to become the director of a preschool, overseeing a program of 70 children and 15 staff members, and then I was promoted to the position I hold now. Today, I am the Assistant Vice President of the Early Childhood Education Department of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Boston. In my position, I manage and oversee almost 400 students, ages infant to 5 years old, and I manage over 100 people with the support of a phenomenal and supportive leadership team. In this role, it is vital to have the ability to work with others, to be flexible, to adapt to others’ personalities, to be open minded with staff and families, and to be able to meet in the middle.