Ann Tankersley, Director of the Center, is responsible for all aspects of the daily operation of the center, including curriculum, budget, and enrollment decisions. Mrs. Tankersley taught elementary school for 30 years in Floyd County. During that time she worked closely with Berry College's Charter School of Education and Human Sciences, including teaching full-time at the college from 1999-2001 as Teacher-in-Residence. She continues to teach courses as an adjunct faculty member.
Mrs. Tankersley came to the Center as director in January, 2003. She is working with the staff in setting goals for the Center which include opportunities for family involvement, continuing accreditation by Bright From the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, and exploration of best practices in preschool curriculum.
In her own words, "The CDC is the place where parents can be assured of the very best beginning for the education of their children, not only the child's preschool experience, but setting the foundation for years of learning. There cannot possibly be a more beautiful setting, and within the physical surrounding is a preschool campus where the staff is dedicated to not only the education of young children, but to nurturing those children as they grow in a family atmosphere. The strengths of our program include supportive parents, the assistance of our student workers, and the resources we enjoy as a laboratory school within the Charter School of Education and Human Sciences."
Mrs. Tankersley welcomes calls and visits and will be happy to answer email inquiries (firstname.lastname@example.org) about the Center.