Can you imagine spending a summer without reading a book? Granted, the internet is often a source of reading material, but it doesn’t have the same impact for children who love to look at pictures helping explain the story. Illustrations are an important part of each book for grade school children.
Those in lower grades may actually forget what they’ve learned during the school year if reading is not a regular activity during the summer. This sometimes puts both students and teachers in a difficult spot come next school year. Considering this and other factors, Sandy Chin and a group of her associates held a book drive to make sure every low-income kindergarten child from the PS11 school had a book to take home for the summer.
The drive was so successful that each kindergarten child in need was able to take home several books. Some donations were above the kindergarten level, so students in higher grades benefited as well. Chin and her team methodically sorted the books to determine the reading level of each and allowed the children to choose the ones they wanted to take home and read.
What a worthwhile project, especially when the internet is more available to these children than actual books. This effort was indeed so successful that Chin plans to do it again next year. We all realize the importance of learning to read and comprehend at an early age. Children happily took the books home, anxious to get started on their summer reading program.
Sandy Chin says she is also a book lover and is glad to have this chance. “The new summer book program will take away another worry for the parents,” she asserts.
Chin is a successful business owner, serving as Chief Investment Officer/ Portfolio Manager of Tidal Bore Capital. While she has a full and busy life both at work and at home, she is happy to have this chance to help the less fortunate. Read more about Sandy Chin on linkedin.com.
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She attended The Wharton School where she got a certificate in Health Care Executive Leadership. From there she went to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where she enrolled for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.). Later on, Deirdre Baggot decided to pursue a Masters in Business Administration, Business Administration, and Management, General at the Quinlan School of business. The highlight of her education is Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D. that she studied at the University of Colorado Denver. Visit on her twitter for latest updates.
In 1997 to 2003 Baggot worked as a manager, resource coordinator and staff nurse at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital. she later served various roles in many companies as a healthcare strategist.
It was in 2006 when she made one of the most significant moves of her career after joining SCL Health as a senior administrator at the cardiac and vascular institute. She led a 450 employee and $86 million regional institutes and she has continued to create jobs for many. She made an impact and year after year improvements in clinical and operational performance were noticeable across the world.
The success Deirdre was achieving caught the eyes of many suitors, and in 2010 she became the Vice President, Healthcare Payment Practice Leader with GE Healthcare partners. She made a real impact by building and launching bundled payments, recruiting and training a team of experts with a zero turnover amongst other achievements.
From January 2016 to January 2018 she worked as a partner with ECG management consultants. She is currently a healthcare Strategist and what a career Deirdre Baggot has had. Her success is built on her persistence and resilience to approach each situation positively and always find a solution.