Thursday, May 12, 2011

Dayton Christian Center begins new era

Dayton Christian Center has entered a new era this week.

It was at a staff meeting then that Board of Directors Chairman Carl Marquette announced that Interim Executive Director Tasha Johnson had been hired to fill the position permanently. Tasha succeeds former Executive Director Bob Bishop who left DXC in November. Tasha took the interim position at that time.

Tasha is a 2006 graduate of Wright State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Organizational Leadership Johnson has been an Early Childhood professional for more than 10 years. Shortly after giving birth to her first child she continued her life long love of learning in pursuit of her Associates of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. Prior to working with children Johnson was a French linguist in the Army stationed in Germany. Before returning to the United States Tasha completed her AS in ECE with the College of Southern Maryland. Upon being stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and settling in a house in Huber Heights, Ohio, Tasha began to work in the Preschool field.

It was while she was stationed in Germany that Tasha met her husband, Brian. They have three children together, Christina, Kendra and Carissa.

During her tenure at DXC, Tasha has taken part in a Lights On Afterschool event in collaboration with many other service providers in the Montgomery County area. The event was attended by over 600 children, parents and after school professionals. She also initiated the Center’s participation in the Step Up To Quality program, Ohio's voluntary quality rating system for ODJFS licensed child care programs. The Center currently rated at one star and Tasha hopes to gain a second one this year.

The Board decided at the April 28 meeting of the Board to hire Tasha but it was not announced immediately to allow time to get the staff together for an official proclamation. The event was celebrated on Monday, May 11 with cake and ice cream for everyone who attended.

We wish Tasha the best of luck and look forward to seeing what she has in store for DXC in the future.

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