Wildgoose-Carroll tapped for Leadership Engage program
Janell Wildgoose-Carroll, program grant manager at the Institute of Excellence in Early Care and Education, has been accepted into the highly competitive flagship program of Leadership Palm Beach County for 2019-2020.
She is among 56 professionals tapped this year for Leadership Engage, which offers participants from diverse industries and backgrounds a powerful new network and a transformative learning experience designed to better the county. They will spend nine months gaining a deeper understanding of their own leadership styles, as well as ways in which they can make significant improvements in the community.
“Establishing relationships and collaborating with other local leaders will help me to further develop and fine tune my leadership skills and create alliances to be an effective change agent in Palm Beach County,” said Wildgoose-Carroll, a current Ph.D. student in Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology. “Simultaneously, I will be able to communicate and model the College’s values of being transformational, conscientious and optimistic, while reaffirming dynamic, seamless partnerships.”
The class members were selected for their leadership and service in their professional and civic lives. They will meet as a group for one full day each month, from September to May, and travel by bus to all areas of the county, exploring program topics such as agriculture, education, public safety and health care. They will also break up into smaller groups to do community engagement projects, benefiting local nonprofits and aimed at tackling challenges facing the region.
Wildgoose-Carroll, who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Palm Beach Atlantic University, has worked at PBSC since 2009. As program grant manager, she oversees the marketing for the Institute of Excellence in Early Care and Education housed in the Count and Countess de Hoernle Historic Building in West Palm Beach. She also has served since 2013 as an adjunct instructor in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management program. She is a member of the Riviera Beach Pre-K Collaborative Committee and the Superintendent of the School District of Palm Beach County’s Advisory Committee for Black Student Excellence.
Leadership Palm Beach County is a nonprofit organization that brings together leaders from the public, private and nonprofit sectors to build and steward a vibrant, interconnected community. Since 1983, its four programs have prepared more than 1,700 adult and youth leaders for a lifetime commitment to doing public good.