In the November issue of Exchange Magazine, Kate Dust, a Read to Succeed Buffalo board member, was selected as a Master Leader, an honor given to only 38 individuals. These leaders were selected by a review panel of 42 highly respected leaders in this field, and was based upon four specific attributes: Leadership, Roles, Knowledge Base, and Spirit.
Leadership: Experienced professionals who have proven themselves able leaders in their organization, and who are taking leadership in building the profession and advocating for children and families at the local, state, and/or national levels.
Roles: Master Leaders include organization managers, advocates, trainers, writers, researchers, counselors, public officials, policy makers - anyone who has an impactful career trajectory serving young children, families, and early childhood professionals.
Knowledge Base: Professionals who show a deep understanding of early childhood research, principles, and practices, including addressing diversity and equity.
Spirit: Professionals demonstrating the ability to work collaboratively, to build networks around key issues, and to demonstrate perseverance in pursuing difficult objectives.
Kate is currently the Vice President of Education & Staff Development at Edukids, Inc. and has served with the Read to Succeed Buffalo board for two years. We would like to congratulate her on this wonderful achievement, and for her efforts to strengthen the work of Read to Succeed Buffalo.
To learn more about the selection process, or the other candidates, click here.