May is National Foster Care month, which was created to not only highlight the children in care and the need for foster parents, but also to celebrate the dedication of the families and the workers who support them. Staff, kids and families all across the regions celebrated National Foster Care Day by wearing blue. One of our WV foster parents commented, "This team is awesome. They do an amazing job guiding and helping foster homes. They truly do love their jobs and have hearts of gold to give these kids a loving home. Proud to belong to such an amazing company!"
For the 9th year in a row, the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce honored the wonderful, resourceful, and creative people that are Administrative Professionals! This year, Walter Randolph, Office Manager, Dover, DE was surprised by his selection of being recognized as one of three “BEST OF THE BEST” winners! Walter, along with the two other winners will be highlighted in the Chamber Connections newspaper, receive a prize donated by a Chamber Member as well as a prize package inclusive of a pampering package from Aurora Academy of Hair Design; a floral bouquet from Jen-Mar Florist and a Mary Kay Cosmetics Gift Basket
The Dover, DE team jumped at the opportunity to recognize and celebrate Walter who has been a member of the Pressley Ridge team for the past ten years. Walter is a man of action; he is described by his peers as loyal, dedicated and supportive. He serves as the face of the Kent Co. office; he warmly greets all visitors and always has a story about his family’s beloved Basset Hounds! Walter stays abreast of deadlines that not only impact his work, but those of staff as well and sends gentle reminders prior to expiration to keep us all in compliance. Walter is proactive and does not wait for directives to address issues. Due to this attention to detail and cooperative spirit direct service staff are able to focus and manage the stressful day to day of serving youth and families.
Pressley Ridge has a vision of “all kids thrive” and a mission that states “whatever it takes to create success for children and families.” Walter personifies these statements and presents with a“whatever it takes” attitude and can do spirit. He has a calm and relaxed demeanor and often serves as a sounding board presenting practical and a neutral positions; both qualities needed in such a fast paced and emotionally charged work environment in which we operate. Walter makes himself available 24/7; he stays abreast of staff’s community location daily for safety purposes and can be found offering a helping hand, whether its loading or unloading cars ; changing a co-workers or families tire in our parking lot or being present during emotionally charged family visitation; Walter can be depended
Walter is a consummate professional. He arrives early each day; has a unique sense of humor; is well rounded and can hold a conversation on an array of topics. Walter accommodates the many requests of staff and foster families to ensure their day moves a little more smoothly.
CONGRATULATIONS WALTER!!!! We greatly appreciate you!
Congratulations to Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf Program Director Steve Kozak, who was recently honored with the Cyril Wecht Humanitarian Award from Achieving Greatness Inc.
All across our regions and programs, Pressley Ridge children, families, and staff have so much to celebrate this holiday season. Thank you for your dedication and for continuing to do whatever it take for those who depend on our services.
We wish all of you a holiday season filled with warmth, happiness, and joy.
Today and every day, we are thankful for all of our 1,100 employees. Recently at an event at PNC Park, we recognized 21 “Employees of the Year” who have gone above and beyond in their work on behalf of our children and families. Special thanks to Ideal Integrations for their sponsorship of the event and their continued support of our employees and our mission.
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