Michelle Lee, Team Leader

Hi! My name is Michelle Lee. I’ve been employed at the Goldie Floberg center for 3 1/2 years now. I started out as a DSP, moving up to shift supervisor (when the CCI was still up and running), went¬†on to become a¬†home manager as the kids starting moving into their new¬†homes, and am currently a newly designed Team Leader. I love that this company is constantly changing and evolving to fit the needs of the people we serve, as well as making a more desirable workplace. As a home¬†manager, I was overseeing up to 6 homes at a time, which, I’m not gonna lie, could be overwhelming at times.¬†We got together as a team and designed a better system for us. As a team leader, we oversee¬†1-2 homes at a time. That means we have more time to build up¬†our teams,¬†to help each other learn and¬†grow and give our very best to the people we serve.¬†That also¬†gives us more time for what I really love,¬†hands-on quality interactions with the people we serve. I love getting them involved in meaningful activities, community outtings, and just assisting them along¬†the basic day to day routines. I saw many of the children transition from an institute-type setting into their very own homes, getting the chance to experience things many of us¬†take for granted, like¬†learning to do their own laundry and make dinner, even¬†getting to choose what they want for dinner.¬†Their reactions to their first trip to Walmart or McDonald’s, going to see a movie in the theaters,¬†were humbling.¬†We get the chance to truly make a difference in the lives of the people we serve every single day, but in reality they are the ones that have made a difference in mine¬†more than I could’ve ever thought possible.