Congratulations to GMLC 2010 alumna and former member of our Board of Directors, Dr. Leigh Anne Taylor Knight, who was recently selected as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer for the DeBruce Foundation.  The Foundation’s mission includes initiatives and technologies that will improve workforce readiness in the greater KC area, creating a model to have national impact.  Building on workforce economics and development research, the Foundation seeks to increase the success of individuals while increasing employers’ opportunities for finding and retaining a highly productive, stable and diverse workforce.

Leigh Anne is a former high school teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent.  She has expertise in bringing together stakeholders to improve learning experiences, and has consulted with school districts across the nation.  She has  led curriculum development for an international technology company.  She is an accredited Strengths Coach for the Gallup organization, and has generously led Strengths-Based Leadership training for Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge for several years.

Congratulations, Dr. Leigh Anne Taylor Knight!