Peterman earns WSOS Spark Award PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 11 May 2013 07:57
Implementing new procedures anywhere is not the easiest task, but Kimberly Peterman, a teacher at the WSOS Jordan Family Development Center in Bowling Green, attacked the task with gusto.
And it was her dedication and enthusiasm in implementing the Conscious Discipline strategy in her classroom that earned her the March Spark Award from WSOS' Family Development department.
"I feel very honored to receive this award," Peterman said. "This year has had its challenges, but we have worked hard to do the best for the children in our classroom. This award is a nice reminder that we are working in the right direction and impacting lives."
Peterman was nominated for demonstrating patience and guidance to the children in her classroom as she implemented the new strategy. It was her service and dedication to quality, two of the five pillars of excellence the award is based on, to the children and families of the Early Childhood Program that earned her the award. According to her supervisor, her warmth and kindness and her dedication to the nurturing efforts of the children in her class that set her apart from her peers.
WSOS Family Development Director Jacquie Wells recently presented Peterman with her award. She was nominated by her peers for her efforts to make a difference in the lives of the preschoolers.
"Kimberly is a dedicated teacher who loves helping her students," Wells said. "I believe this is a fitting recognition for the work she does."
Peterman joined WSOS in 2011 when she was hired as a teacher at the WSOS Rossford center. Later, she transferred to the Jordan center in Bowling Green. She lives with her husband in Portage.
The Spark Award is presented monthly to a WSOS Family Development staff member who demonstrates innovative and caring service to the children and families of the program. The award is designed to reward those employees who performed consistently beyond the expectations of the children and families in the program.

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