Two alumni of Small Faces Child Development Center are the recipients of the first-ever Lynn B. Wirta Scholarships. Jane Pendras-Verdon, winner of the Alumni Scholarship, and Kelsey Gray, winner of the Staff Scholarship, will each receive $500. Both women currently work at the school as an Assistant Teacher and Associate Teacher, respectively.
From the release:
The Wirta Scholarship, named in honor of Lynn B. Wirta, is open to current Small Faces staff and alumni students. Lynn B. Wirta was employed at Small Faces for 30 years, 25 of which were as the Director. In that time, she developed an accredited program for children where social, emotional, physical and intellectual skills could be creatively nurtured through purposeful play. In addition to the children, Lynn encouraged staff to continue their adult education specifically in the Early Learning field. Upon her retirement in 2009, a scholarship fund was established to assist students who continue post high school education in Early Learning, Elementary or Special Education.