Congratulations Dr. Dionne Bates

In the heart of the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC), Dionne Bates stands as a beacon of dedication and leadership. Recently, she has achieved a significant milestone by earning a doctorate in Educational Leadership.

“Dionne is undoubtedly one of the hardest working women I know. Her dedication inspires us all, setting a benchmark for commitment to our teachers and students.”

Stephanie Kidd, KVEC Gap Closure Consultant/Math Specialist
Dr. Bates leading the May Dose Meeting.

Dr. Bates has been a cornerstone of our cooperative, dedicating herself to fostering educational excellence and innovation. Her leadership has been instrumental in driving initiatives forward that support and enhance teacher training across our region. Dionne has significantly contributed to the advancement our educational practices, particularly in special education.

“Dionne’s recent accomplishment is a significant testament to her commitment and dedication. Always striving to be her best for the teachers and students in our region, she stands out as a tremendous leader. Her ability to envision and implement change is unparalleled, making her an invaluable asset to our team and the communities we serve.”

Kimberly Sergent, KVEC Social Studies Lead
Dr. Bates leading a training at KVEC

As we celebrate Dr. Bates remarkable achievement for earning a doctorate in Educational Leadership, we also celebrate the journey that brought her here—a journey marked by perseverance, innovation, and an unwavering commitment to education.

“Dionne embodies servant leadership, balancing a demanding workload with humility and kindness. Her achievement reminds me of the song ‘Humble and Kind,’ which she personifies.”

Denny Paul May, KVEC Due Process and Transition Consultant

Dr. Bates shared her feelings on completing this milestone, “Completing my doctorate was a challenge, but I’m grateful for the support from my team and everyone at KVEC. This achievement reflects our collective spirit and dedication.”

Dr. Bates, congratulations on your well-deserved success. Your KVEC family is incredibly proud of you and looks forward to the continued impact of your work and leadership.


1 thought on “Congratulations Dr. Dionne Bates”

  1. There was never a doubt in my mind that Dionne would receive her doctorate. She is very ambitious and dedicated to her work. She has a mindset of getting-r-done no matter what the task may be. She brings so much knowledge to our workplace. Our region is very fortunate to have her excellence in the leadership role she displays. Congratulations Dr. Bates.

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