What a surprise to find this in my inbox (and my mail) from Kindermusik International:
Congratulations! You have earned the honor of Kindermusik Maestro Producer, Mezzanine Level (top 5% of educators).
The Maestro Program, started in 2000 by Kindermusik International, recognizes licensed Kindermusik educators who master one of three levels in early childhood development: program growth, outstanding community service and teaching excellence.
Dear Mezzanine Level Maestro,
Congratulations! You have earned Mezzanine Level Maestro status for the 2013-2014 license year (April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014). Mezzanine Level Maestro recognition is reserved for educators who serve a significant number of children, and Maestro recognition places you in the arena with the best of the best!
As a recognized leader in the Kindermusik community, we count on you to be in touch with us so we might better assist with any emerging needs. This, in turn, enables you to do what you do so well — making a lasting difference in the lives of children and families through Kindermusik.
Thank you for all you do on behalf of children, families, and Kindermusik.
Needless to say, I was happily surprised!
Thank you, families, for helping with this honor. It would not be possible without you.