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Our Blog: May 15, 2018

La Petite Academy Honors Mentorship Award Winner Bailee Reiter

La Petite Academy is proud to honor teacher Bailee Reiter from its Iowa City, Iowa school location as this year’s recipient of the company’s highly coveted Lisa Miskimins Mentorship Award.  Reiter was chosen from more than 18,000 early education teachers nationwide from La Petite Academy and its sister schools in Learning Care Group – Childtime, Tutor Time, The Children’s Courtyard, Everbrook Academy, Creative Kids Learning Centers, and Montessori Unlimited.

This mentorship award was established in the name of Lisa Miskimins, Senior Vice President of Operations – an outstanding leader and advisor to many in the early childhood education industry.  With this distinction, each year, the company recognizes a teacher who shows remarkable leadership attributes and an ability to guide others to perform at their best.

A Team Lead, Lead Toddler Teacher, and Safety Captain, Reiter continues to be an exemplary role model and mentor for new hires and seasoned staff members alike. She provides invaluable guidance to assist others in further sharpening their skills and developing proficiency with company processes. She demonstrates one of the greatest hallmarks of a gifted leader:  the ability to recognize and encourage leadership traits in others.

“Bailee is a wonderful teacher who consistently goes above and beyond to help her colleagues achieve their full potential,” said Jodi Johnson, Divisional Vice President at La Petite Academy. “She’s passionate about guiding her peers in further honing their skills, encouraging their ongoing education and advancing their professional development.  We deeply appreciate everything she does to inspire excellence and promote lifelong learning.”