On Wednesday, April 17, Atwater Reading Interventionist Cate Sebastian was recognized by Carroll University with an Early Career Leader award at their annual academic achievement presentation showcase. Award recipients were selected based on any combination of the following criteria: positive impact on schools and communities, advocacy for students, and positive leadership throughout the organization.
"The focus of this event is simple yet profound: we celebrate the contributions of educators and leaders who are inspiring the human minds and spirits of learners of all ages in classrooms, schools and communities," said Kimberly White, Chair of the Education Department. Carroll education faculty members reached out to educational partners across the region to ask for nominations of teachers and leaders who are making a positive impact in their organizations.
Sebastian was nominated by colleagues Tim Joynt and Nate Schultz who had the following to say about her.
“Cate is a wonderful role model for her colleagues at Atwater Elementary School. She readily asks to be a part of school and district teams that help determine the direction our schools will go. Her upbeat attitude and strong problem solving skills help to quickly identify root causes and solutions to issues. She is part of her school leadership team, district leadership team, ELA curriculum review team, and the Action Research for equity cohort. She is one of those teachers you love to see at meetings as you know it will be an effective conversation.”
For more information on the Celebrate Carroll event, visit: https://www.carrollu.edu/academics/honors/celebrate-carroll