is proud to announce that two colleagues from the Devereux Center for Resilient
Children (DCRC), Nefertiti Bruce Poyner and
Karen Cairone, have been named as “Exceptional Leaders” in the field of Early
Childhood Education by Exchange
magazine. Exchange, a respected and well-read publication covering topics
related to early child care and education, launched The Exchange Leadership
Initiative in November of 2014 in an effort to recognize emerging leadership in
the field of field of early child care and education. Profiles of Ms. Poyner and Ms. Cairone can be
found in the May/June
issue of Exchange magazine.
Poyner and Ms. Cairone were among a very distinguished group of only 49 early
to mid-career professionals selected by members of Exchange’s Emerging Leaders
Review Team. Candidates were measured
using five criteria, which included demonstrated leadership, knowledge and
experience, and demonstrated initiative.
“DCRC, and Devereux are very fortunate to count Nefertiti and Karen
among our ranks. We have a talented team
at the Devereux Center for Resilient Children, and we continue to be proud of
the wonderful work that Nefertiti and Karen do to advance the field, and the
lives of young children and their families,” said Paul LeBuffe, Director of the
Devereux Center for Resilient Children.
Karen Cairone, M.Ed., worked at DCRC beginning in 1999
as an Early Childhood Specialist. She is currently
a consultant for DCRC. She is the co-writer and co-producer of the Facing the
Challenge DVDs, Classroom Moments DVD and accompanying training. Karen is also
a co-author for DCRC’s 2011 award winning publication, Socially Strong,
Emotionally Secure: 50 Activities to Promote Resilience in Young
Children. Most recently she has co-authored Promoting
Resilience in Preschoolers: A Strategy Guide for Early Childhood Professionals and Promoting
Resilience For Now and Forever: A Family Guide for Promoting the Social and
Emotional Health of Preschool Children.
Nefertiti Bruce Poyner, M.Ed., is an Early Childhood
Specialist and National Trainer for DCRC. She has worked
for the Devereux Center for Resilient Children for over 10 years. Most recently
she has co-authored two resources, Building Your Bounce: Simple
Strategies for a Resilient You and the award winning Socially
Strong, Emotionally Secure: 50 Activities to Promote Resilience in Young
Nefertiti Bruce, M.Ed.
Karen Cairone, M.Ed.