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Early Learning Center Director Samantha "Sam" Valente-Phillips

ELC Director Sam Valente-Phillips

Samantha “Sam” Valente-Phillips assumed the role of Director of the CBE Early Learning Center in March 2022. She previously served as Assistant to the Director and a teacher in our Parparim (preschool) Class.

Sam grew up in South Carolina, but moved to Concord during her junior year of high school. Sam attended Brandeis University where she worked at the Lemberg Children’s Center. After college she was offered a job as a youth minister in the church she attended. Sam enjoyed what she refers to as a “fun and challenging job” working with pre-teen and teenagers and their families. She then worked for a non-profit organization that trained and provided services to families interested in fostering and/or adopting children who were currently in the care of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families. It was there that Sam trained families, helped place children in their care, and then gave these families support through weekly visits. Through a life twist, Sam briefly work as a custodial banker before owning her own business. After a few years of active participation as a parent of the JCC Early Learning Center in Acton, Sam was offered a teaching position with the JCC and remained on the job as it transitioned to the CBE ELC. In her time at CBE, she has earned her Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher, Preschool Lead Teacher, and Director 1 certifications. Sam is married with 2 children and 4 older step-daughters. She lives with her wife and two children in Acton..

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