Riverton woman named Mother of the Year for Wyoming

American Mothers Inc. has named the state Mother of the Year and Mother of Achievement honorees for 2016. Donna Harrison from Riverton, WY has been selected to represent the state of Wyoming. She will serve as an ambassador for mothers across the country and will be recognized at an annual national conference in Washington DC on April 26, 2016, where the National Mother of the Year will be named. Donna Harrison has been blessing the lives of Wyoming children for 35+ years. Since opening a preschool in 1980, she has taught 1,668 students. Due to the preschool’s success, she was invited to accept a $1.5 million grant to build and direct a large childcare center. She has served in her community and state teaching courses as a college adjunct professor, has presented at many Early Childhood conferences, and is a Professional Development Specialist, helping others to obtain their Child Development Associate. Donna has also taught parenting classes and expectant parent classes instructing new mothers how to stimulate the intelligence of their forthcoming children. As a 4-H leader for over 25 years, she has taught many youth how to sew. Donna actively volunteers in church, currently as President of the children’s organization for the region. She is the mother of five highly successful married children and has 11 delightful grandchildren. Donna was selected from nominees from across the state of Wyoming as Mother of the Year because she excels in her role as a mother and as a community leader. “Every year we are amazed by the passion our “moms” have for being a mother and improving the lives of those around them,” says Dianne Callister, President of American Mothers. “It’s inspiring to see so many women who embody the selfless, caring spirit of motherhood and who are using that maternal energy to make the world a better place.” h/t American Mothers #county10 #news