2018 Elizabeth Patrick Leadership Award Winner: MacKerrow Talcott

IPS librarian MacKerrow Talcott teaches a class at our 76th Street location.

In 2014, the Elizabeth Patrick Leadership Award was established at The International Preschools.  Named in honor of IPS Board of Trustees member Elizabeth Patrick, the award was created to honor a faculty member who has demonstrated leadership via initiative and creativity to the classroom and the school community.  The award is given each year to a head, associate, assistant, or specialty teacher.  Read on to find out more about the 2018 winner, MacKerrow Talcott, who received the honor in June.

IPS librarian MacKerrow Talcott helps a student choose a library book.

MacKerrow Talcott teaches our library specialty class at The International Preschools.  MacKerrow joined the IPS community in 1990 and took a brief leave of absence between 1992 and 1995 to join the Peace Corps.  She holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin, an MA from Long Island University, and an MS in Library Science, which she received in 2007.  MacKerrow was instrumental in creating our Fathers and Special Friends Read-Aloud program, which occurs every year during the winter months.  The program was established to highlight male readers as role models in literacy for young children.  The Fathers and Special Friends Read-Aloud is now in its tenth year, and MacKerrow helped organize an IPS community event in November to commemorate it, featuring children’s book author Chris Raschka.

Congratulations to MacKerrow on receiving the Elizabeth Patrick Leadership Award!

To learn more about our library specialty program, and other specialty programs at The International Preschools, click here.

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