Publisher of North Texas Kids Receives Libby Linebarger Award
For Immediate Release
Minette Riordan, Ph.D.
Local Publisher Receives Libby Linebarger Award for Making an Impact on Home Child Care Statewide
Plano, Texas – September, 20 2011 – On Saturday, September 17, Dr. Minette Riordan, founder of North Texas Kids magazine was awarded the Libby Linebarger Award by the Texas Professional Home Child Care Association at their annual state conference. This award was named after State Representative Libby Linebarger who worked to bring child care issues before the state legislature in the early 90\’s. They now give this award in her honor to someone \”for the outstanding work and dedication that has been given to benefit the safety and well-being of children across Texas.\”
Dr. Minette Riordan has donated her time to conduct workshops and lectures for various chapters of TPHCCA around the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex for the past 4 years and provided home child care providers with \”clock hours\” towards their continuing education credits. Her passion is ensuring that parents and caregivers have the education and resources they need to raise happy healthy children and public speaking is one way that she does this. Ronda Smith, who nominated Dr. Riordan and is President of the Garland Chapter of TPHCCA, was thrilled that the committee selected Dr. Riordan. \”I am so excited to present this award to Dr. Riordan. She is always so generous with her time and our group always appreciates the value she brings in every talk. I could not think of a better recipient of this award. Her magazine has been a great resource for me and for other child care providers in North Texas.\”
Dr. Riordan says she was honored to be the recipient of the Libby Linebarger award. \”I love working with this group and always donate my time to speak with them. They are the ones who are passionate about raising children and also about educating themselves to be better caregivers. I also spoke at their conference on Friday and Saturday and am delighted to have met home child care providers from around the state. Our children are in good hands! Many thanks to them for the award but even bigger thanks to the amazing work and love these women give to the children in their care.\”
About Dr. Minette Riordan
Dr. Minette Riordan has successfully built a multi-media publishing company targeting families in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. She credits her success to learning how to connect with others through networking, referrals, strategic partnerships and an attitude of service to others first. Prior to starting her company, Minette was an educator who earned her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1995. She has taught at the university and high school levels, as well as adult education and personal development workshops. She was named the 2009 Small Business Owner of the Year by the Plano Chamber of Commerce and received the 2007 Altrusa Outstanding Women of Today award. Scissortail Publishing has produced North Texas Kids for 9 years, a magazine targeting moms in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. In June of 2011 she launched a second publication titled byDesign: Your Life, Your Business, targeting women business owners. Her passion and joy come from helping others find the information, tools and inspiration they need to succeed. Minette lives in Plano, Texas with her husband, Brad and her two children, ages 12 and 9.
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