A great District Manager knows how to think outside of the box. Four very happy Childcare Network employees find themselves with a free vacation based on the ingenuity of their District Manager, Summer Reid-Elliot. Summer sponsored her district’s first annual teacher appreciation banquet on May 12, 2012. During this event, the employees of District 5 enjoyed dinner, dancing and awards. Knowing that the local Partnership for Children was drawing to an end of their fiscal year, District Manager Summer Reid-Elliot contacted them to see if they could fund some special awards at this banquet. The Partnership for Children agreed to give a grant to District 5. Three teachers received teacher of the year awards and were given a free cruise to the Bahamas with the money from the grant! An assistant director was also honored as assistant director of the year. Congratulations to all award recipients and to Summer Reid-Elliot for such a fantastic show of support for her staff. The award recipients are spotlighted below.