Title: Family Readiness Leader
Company: U.S. Army Reserve
Location: Brooksville, Florida, United States
Dawn White, Family Readiness Leader at U.S. Army Reserve, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education and military family readiness.
Following obtaining a Bachelor of Science in education, magna cum laude, from Rhode Island College in Providence in 2000, Ms. White earned certifications as a professional teacher in elementary education from the Rhode Island Department Elementary and Secondary Education as well as an Advanced Religious Certificate from the Diocese of Providence.
Ms. White began her career as a dietary aide with Zambarano Memorial Hospital in Wallum Lake, Rhode Island from 1981 to 1984, as a waitress with Levesques Restaurant in Pascoag from 1990 to 1991 and as a bus monitor with the Burrillville School Department in Harrisville from 1991 to 1994. She entered academia as a teacher aide and substitute teacher with Father Holland Elementary School from 1994 to 2000 and served as a Family Support Coordinator with the U.S. Army Reserve Family Program from 1995 to 2001.
Ms. White provided superior education as a third-grade teacher with the Greater Woonsocket Catholic Regional School Systems from 2000 to 2015 and as a family readiness leader with the Army Reserve’s Family Readiness Group since 2017, keeping families informed during times of deployment involving family members. As a readiness leader, Ms. White serves as the commander’s primary family member representative and point of contact, maintains and updates the accuracy of family readiness, ensures information regarding the families is provided to all members, plans and coordinates events and activities with the commander and the unit to provide for the family members and makes sure families are ready so that they can remain in complete support of the mission of the unit in which their family member is deployed.
Ms. White has garnered numerous academic awards that include Phyllis Moorman Salk Scholar from the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development; Gilda R. Martone 38 Endowment Scholar and Carr Scholar. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, travel, boating and foreign currency collecting and is an avid equestrian.
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