Thursday, January 14, 2010
Posted by: Matthew Montoya
Member: Linda Leto Head, Montgomery College, Conroe, Texas
Residence: Kingwood, Texas (Houston area)
Organization: North Harris Montgomery Community College District (we are currently working on a possible name change!), Montgomery College our campus
Occupation: Dean for Center for Workforce Excellence, Continuing Education and Conroe Center
First job: First paid job was acting at age 7. I was Cinderella in my basement, and we charged the neighbors 5 cents. We also sold pickles from our garden! However, my first job working for someone else was Dairy Queen. We could not move to the front until we were 16 and could make the swirl just right!
Philosophy: Education and hard work are both necessary to improve your life!
Favorite Music: All of it. I am very eclectic in my music interests. With kids and husbands you have to be–we all enjoy something different so I learned to love it all!
Favorite TV show or movie: Same as music. I get bored so there is not a movie or show that I watch over and over. And I am interested in a lot of things so I watch "One Tree Hill” with my 18 year old, any war movie or thriller with my husband, and "Fitness from your Chair” or something like that from Jack LaLanne with my mother!
Favorite book: The Nature of Success by Mac Anderson
What got me interested in my work: The joy of watching someone grow in knowledge, confidence and success and knowing that you played a small role in making that occur.
Greatest accomplishment: Raising two daughters who are beautiful, successful in college and happy.
Success is...loving and being loved–your significant other, your family, your friends, your career, your pets, and your hobbies–and appreciating that you are free to choose.
Pet Peeve: People who are miserable in any of the items above and rather than making the decision to change the situation, they make those around them miserable.
Favorite Quote: "Vive Bene, Spesso L’Amore, Di Risata Molto”
Current Projects: In collaboration with our SBDC, credit faculty, chambers of commerce and EDP, develop an extensive Entrepreneurship Institute that includes: credit program, continuing education workshops, SBCD consulting, youth program, and online resources.