U.P.woman gets national recognition

The White House honored Upper Michigan resident Rosemary Grier as one of eleven individuals from Head Start programs across the country. The Head Start program has been in existence for more than 45 years.
“Today’s Head Start Champions of Change have collectively shaped the lives of thousands of children and their families,” said Roberto Rodriguez, Special Assistant to the President for Education Policy. “Each day, these Champions work to innovate and forge new paths to deliver the support that our most vulnerable children and families need to reach their full potential and break the intergenerational cycle of poverty. This work is essential in helping our country win the future.”
The Champions of Change program was created as a part of President Obama’s Winning the Future initiative. Each week, a different sector is highlighted and groups of Champions, ranging from educators to entrepreneurs to community leaders, are recognized for their work.
To view the Champions of Change blog go to http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog and to watch the panel discussion go to: youtube/championsofchange/headstart
Rosemary Grier is a preschool Head Start Teacher and Mentor-Coach for BHK Child Development Board, Michigan’s “Center of Excellence in Early Childhood.” She has been in public and Head Start education for more than 20 years. As a Mentor-Coach, Rosemary works with preschool teachers, who together identify strengths to improve classroom practices, building high-quality professional learning environments. She actively volunteers for many community service organizations and serves as a board member on two local boards and one state board, the Michigan Reading Association. Rosemary lives with her husband and two college-aged kids in the Upper Peninsula.

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