Southwest Ohio AEYC sponsored this year’s Leadership Award as part of Dayton & Montgomery County Preschool Promise’s Excellence in Early Education Celebration. This year’s Excellence in Early Education Celebration were held on Thursday, September 29, 2022. The event celebrated educators and those contributing to the early education journey for young children in Montgomery County.

Lois Keil, Dayton Regional Committee Chair, presented the Leadership Award to Dawn Potter, Coordinator of Special Education Services at Kettering City Schools, on behalf of Southwest Ohio AEYC. Dawn’s staff and colleagues said, “she goes above and beyond to support staff and programs and is always willing to jump in and help while setting a positive example.” Dawn has also been described as as a constant champion for the children, staff, and families enrolled at Kettering City Schools preschools—stopping at nothing to ensure the groups she supports have the resources they need to be successful.

Thank you to Dayton & Montgomery County Preschool Promise and congratulations to Dawn and all of the award winners!