Résumé of Andrea Corriher - Child Care Professional

Résumé of Andrea Corriher - Child Care Professional

  142 Redwood Drive
Mocksville, N.C.  27028
Phone:  (336) 528-4120
E-mail:  andrea.corriher@gmail.com
Updated:  October 16th, 2012
Status:  Available
I am seeking a nanny position in the Piedmont region of North Carolina that encourages my professional and personal growth. For 16 years, I have been professionally developing my skills with both children and parents.
Education and Specialized Training
  • C.P.R.
• First Aid
• S.I.D.S.
• Diapering and Hand washing
• Positive Way to Support Children's Social & Emotional Development
Child Care Credentials I and II for North Carolina
• 1993 - 1995 - Jackson Community College
• 1993 - Hudson Area High School (Diploma)
Work History
10/2005 - 9/2012 -- Lead Teacher - Young Children's Learning Center - Mocksville, N.C.
  I worked with all age ranges under five years. My responsibilities were to ensure that children's physical and emotional needs were met while they learned through play. During my last year, I was a Lead Teacher for most classrooms, and I was additionally assigned as the assistant for the two-year-old classroom.
8/2001 - 2/2004 -- Lead Teacher - A Child's World Learning Center - Advance, N.C.
  I worked as a Lead Teacher in the infant room, where there were twelve babies. Three adults shared the responsibilities for care-giving. My responsibilities included social and emotional development activities along with satisfying the children's physical needs.
6/2000 - 7/2001 -- Lead Teacher - The Secret Garden Child Development Center - Charlotte, N.C.
  This is the same employer cited in the section beginning 2/1999. The age group for this term of employment ranged in ages from 12 to 18 months. During this employment, I took the North Carolina test for CredentialsI and Credentials II, and became officially accredited. The Secret Garden promoted me to being a Lead Teacher immediately. I was then given more responsibilities. As a Lead Teacher, I was responsible for organizing activities and creating lesson plans for my children.
9/1999 - 3/2000 -- Assistant Teacher - Chester Brook Academy - Charlotte, N.C.
  I worked with children in the 18 to 24 months age group. This job increased my responsibilities. I helped in designing structured lesson plans. I worked closely with the teachers to stimulate the children’s social interactions. We worked to improve the children's motor skills and develop their language skills. This age group was more challenging than any of the other groups that I had worked with previously.
2/1999 - 9/1999 -- Assistant Teacher - The Secret Garden Child Development Center - Charlotte, N.C.
  Worked as an Assistant Teacher with children in the 6 months to 12 months age group. Since my children were unusually young, the job required my concentration on assisting the children to develop primary motor skills and coordination. We did this through a variety of game activities.
8/1996 - 1/1999 -- Assistant Teacher - Peggy's Precious People Daycare - Hudson, MI.
  This was a home-based daycare. We had 12 children in our care. The children's ages ranged from birth to six years. We also provided an after-school program for working parents.
The Important Stuff
Why I Left Institutionalized Daycare
  In daycare, there is far too much state interference, which leads to a poor environment for everyone involved. For example, changing a diaper can be a 30-minute process, due to the amount of regulations that must be followed. During this time, all of the other children are neglected.

In addition, I don't feel that I can continue to work in daycare anymore in good conscience, because daycare workers are now charged with harming children. For a long time now, caregivers have not been allowed to discipline children, and worsening the situation is a governmentally pushed program called 'Positive Discipline'. These new procedures are worse than providing no discipline at all, because through them, children are rewarded for their misbehavior. This ultimately teaches children to be manipulators without conscience.

Daycare is also a surprisingly hazardous environment to health. I left my most recent daycare because pesticides were secretly being sprayed to kill termites. Nobody was informed of the spraying, or of the health hazards that this presented. I also witnessed a child abuse cover-up involving one of the top employees while I was there.

About My Family
  I have been happy married to my one and only husband for the past 11 years, and we have two wonderful children. We have a 22-year-old daughter who we adopted from England, an 11-year-old son who is home schooled, a cat, and a dog. We are a stable family. My husband and daughter are investigative journalists who work from home for a health-based website which exposes corruption within the medical establishment, and they report information about alternatives. We never visit doctors, because we do not need them anymore. I can cook healthy foods that taste even better than the unhealthy options, which is a rare talent nowadays. My specialty is sweets.
My Feelings about Leadership and Discipline
  My way of dealing with problems is more passive than most. I am very mild-tempered, and I feel most comfortable whenever I have clear guidelines to follow. However, where children are concerned, I do an excellent job of taking the initiative and of making good, common sense decisions.

While working inside the daycare industry, I witnessed that almost all punishments, except for verbal criticisms, were strictly forbidden by administrators (not parents). In the long-term, such sabotaging policies have ultimately been a great disservice to the children, and to society as a whole. The truest abuse is for a person to be raised without any discipline, and thereby to be unable to cope into adulthood.

Religion and Politics
  My family is very Christian. Although, we do not regularly attend any church. Being a good Christian is not about being preachy or going to a church. It is about living a Christian life and leading others by example. I ignore politics, and I do not trust politicians.
  I like most pets, except for those which are unsuitable as pets (Rottweilers, Pit Bulls, and snakes).
  My maiden name is Andrea Jane Reuter, and my current name is Andrea Reuter Corriher. I was born in Hudson, Michigan. I moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1998, and later to my current address in Mocksville, North Carolina in 2001. You may require this information to complete a thorough background check. I have an exceptional driving record, and no criminal record. Of course, I can provide the names of parents whom I have worked for, in the event that you would like references. My last name is pronounced like kori' yer.

I can easily work in the following North Carolina cities: Clemmons, Lewisville, Winston-Salem, Statesville, Advance, Woodleaf, Harmony, Cooleemee, Bermuda Run.