Shari Knight has been named child development center director for Baptist Health Paducah. Knight has worked at the center for 28 years, rising through the ranks. She began her career by driving the van and working with the Camp Med summer program. She then went on to teach preschool and school-aged children for 15 years before becoming program coordinator. In 2008, Knight was promoted to the center’s manager. Knight has been an instrumental fixture for the hundreds of parents and children she greets each day with a smile when they pass through the center’s famous red doors. Knight credits her longevity and zeal for the center to the friendships she has formed with her staff, parents and children. She received her associate’s degree in early childhood education from Shawnee Community College.

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