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November 1, 2023
Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.
-Fred Rogers, 1928-2003, Television Personality and Advocate for Children
The Exchange Press team would like to thank our board members of Dimensions Educational Research Foundation, parent organization of Exchange Press. They met last week with our CEO and publisher Tara Schroder and many of our staff at our offices in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Much of the work centered on our efforts to elevate your voices. Board President John Nimmo closed the annual board retreat with “radical gratitude spell,” a powerful poem by adrienne maree brown. The poem ends with this line, which our entire team at Exchange feels about each one of you:
Read the whole poem on adrienne maree brown’s website.
Our thanks to each one of our board members - many of whom you’ll recognize for their contributions to Exchange Press in books, magazine articles, videos and more:
John Nimmo, Board Chair, Portland, OR | Professor, Early Childhood Education, Portland State University
Kim Nall, Board Vice Chair, Colusa, CA | Executive Director, Tribal Child Care Association of California
Mary Sweeney, Board Secretary, Lincoln, NE | Owner and CEO, Mary Catherine Marketing
Kristin Tynon, Board Treasurer, Fremont, NE | CPA, Tax Managing Director, Foruis, LLP.
Mike Browne, Seattle, WA | Sr. Director of Community Engagement, Cultivate Learning at the University of Washington
Deb Buhro, Murdock, NE | Former CEO, Oxbow Animal Health
Heidi Hagel-Braid, Maple Grove, MN | Chief Program Officer, First Children’s Finance
Stan Howard, Chicago, IL | Founder/CEO, Law and Civics Reading and Writing Institute
Christine Kiewra, Lincoln, NE | Assistant Professor of Practice, Child, Youth and Family Studies Department
Iris Chin Ponte, Boston, MA | Director and Teacher, Henry Frost Children’s Program
Michelle Suarez, Lincoln, NE | Former Elementary School Principal
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