Genesee Community College is pleased to announce Patti Cassatt has been named the September Employee of the Month. Patti is the office manager of the GCCA Child Care Center at the Batavia Campus. She is also currently serving as the Center’s interim director.
Patti started on a temporary basis as a substitute child care worker in the Child Care Center in 1999, moving to teacher assistant, to teacher, and in 2002 to her current position as Office Manager. During this past summer and beginning of the fall semester, due to the resignation of the Center’s director, Patti stepped up to the plate by not only performing her own duties, but working diligently to take on the extra duties of the director to ensure that the Center opened for “business as usual” with the start of the fall semester. Patti’s leadership and attention to detail helped alleviate the anxiety of the Center staff as well as that of parents and children in the Child Care Center. Patti’s extra efforts have helped tremendously in making this as smooth a transition as possible for all involved.
Part of Patti’s duties as office manager and interim director include overseeing the SUNY Grant, supervising 10 full time workers and eight work-study students. She completes the centers’ time cards, immunization audits, CACFP food program, submits DSS vouchers and all purchase orders, grocery shopping and other necessary tasks. She also manages to be hands-on with the children of the Center when she serves lunch to the children at lunch time each day.
Before working at Genesee, Patti served as an executive secretary for 12 years for Prudential Insurance Company in Batavia. She holds an Executive Secretary A.A.S. degree from Genesee Community College. Patti was also named Employee of the Month back in February 2007.
“My favorite aspect of working at Genesee is the people here that make it a nice place to work,” Patti said. “And of course, our child care teachers are awesome!”
Patti resides in Elba with her husband Larry, son Robert (22) and daughter Stacie (19). Both of her children attended Genesee, and her daughter Stacie was a President’s Scholarship awardee and is completing her second year in the Physical Therapist Assistant program. In her spare time, Patti enjoys working with the Elba Sports Boosters where she organizes the concessions for the sports programs. She also enjoys spending time boating on Silver Lake with her family and friends.
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Editor’s Note: A photograph of Patti Cassatt, Genesee’s September Employee of the Month is available at http://marketing.genesee.edu/images/Patti_Cassatt.jpg