Happy Friday to all! After the events we endured that closed out last week, I hope all of you in the Merrimack Valley have found things returning to some semblance of normalcy, and I wish for a peaceful, relaxing weekend for each and every one of you.
This week, I would like to highlight another staff member who, through their own individual efforts, manages to touch nearly every employee in our organization in some way everyday – our own Erica Reed, Director of Human Resources. To give an idea of all that Erica does for Little Sprout on a regular basis is no easy feat in of itself – from supporting our Executive Directors and Regional Directors with employee concerns, providing guidance to staff members going out on FMLA, to answering the countless questions that understandably come with insurance and claim forms, Erica is truly a walking database of helpful and important knowledge. Receiving many regular phone calls from staff facing both personal and professional challenges alike, Erica displays an emphasis of Family First as she dedicates all the time necessary to put our teammates at ease. Her dedication to cultivating the development of our team on an individual level and her belief in their potential shows her commitment to Driving Growth at Little Sprouts. Her support for all of our schools is so momentous that it can be easy to take it for granted. I hope you all will join me in applauding Erica for her commitment to us all on a daily basis – a most sincere thank you, Erica!