By BOBBI L. BENNETT
CHEROKEE TRIBAL CHILD CARE
Natalie Case has been hired as the new Administrative Director of Cherokee Tribal Child Care. She graduated from Western Carolina University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Birth to Kindergarten and also has a North Carolina Teaching license as well as an Admin Level III Certificate.
Case has over 12 years of experience in the child care field beginning in the summer of 2000 at the Methodist Kids’ Center in Bryson City as a Summer Camp Leader. While working at the Methodist Kids’ Center, she took on more responsibilities and eventually became the Director there in 2002. That summer job turned into a love for children, a passion for teaching, and eventually her career path.
In 2008, she came to Cherokee Tribal Child Care as a Teacher and within her first year was asked to step up into the Lead Teacher position.
“Case showed great potential as a leader and when the opportunity arose to step up again, this time as the Education Curriculum Manager, she jumped in with both feet,” said Cherokee Tribal Child Care officials.
In October of this year, she was interviewed and selected as the new Administrative Director.
“She accepted the position with a great vision for our program and is working very hard to lead the staff in a positive direction and provide the families of our community with the best care for their children.”
Case lives in the Whittier community with her husband of five years Chad, 2 year old son Cash and 6 month old daughter Dayzee. She loves to learn, read and spend time with her family, Brooke, friends, and her dogs.