Shirley Hardwick, Educational Specialist, Gary Community School Corporation, Gary, IN
Serving as an Educational Specialist and Administrator in the Special Education Department for Gary Community School Corporation, Shirley Hardwick has been employed with the district for 37 years. She has taught at the elementary level, grades K-5 and gifted education grades 2 and 4. She also taught multiply handicapped students in special education and supervised a preschool of one of the United Way agencies in the city prior to working in her current role.
Consulting with teachers to provide academic or behavior strategies for students experiencing challenges in academic achievement or in managing their behavior at school, Shirley works with students from grades K-12 and is assigned to one preschool, two elementary schools, and two secondary schools.
Shelly Partiss Phillips Ritzel, Owner/Teacher, Shelly’s Daycare, Churchville, Chili
As Owner of Shelly’s Daycare, an in-home daycare service, Shelly Partiss Phillips Ritzel offers the best in care for children between the ages of infant and 12 years. Providing a consistent, loving, and nurturing environment, daily interaction between all of the children is strongly encouraged. Stressing the importance that her children all know that they are loved and cared for, she also encourages the children to participate in various activities to help them grow and develop. Actively involved from drop off to pick up, Shelly has been running her daycare for the past 14 years.
Lynne Wilson, CEO, TriPointe Consulting LLC, Shawnee, KS
Specializing in management information technology (IT) consulting as CEO of TriPointe Consulting LLC, Lynne Wilson founded her organization in October 2013. Focusing her efforts on all aspects of the business, including marketing, business development, sales, contract negotiations, engagement delivery, client satisfaction, and day-to-day operations, Lynne’s experience in the field are vast. She has spent 27 years doing consulting with a specialization in management and IT, including 20 years with Big Four and international consulting firms, plus seven years as a corporate executive with Fortune 500 companies as a Division Informational Officer, VP of IT, and VP of Cloud Computing.