I have know Dvawn for over 15 + years and I have worked with her on many projects. She loves working with kids and and goes above and beyond to give the kids she teaches opportunities that they normally don't get. She is a very talented and hard working person. I am glad to call Dvawn a friend. Congratulations! I wish you the best.
Dvawn goes above and beyond as 4-H Club Leader at Shady Grove Elementary. She loves children and has a such a giving heart!
I met Dvawn when she came to our church to play the piano. I can promise you that her piano playing is "over the top". Wow! What a musician!! I know that she always give 150% in everything she does! She is a beautiful, amazing, talented and tireless young lady who knows how to love and help people! Her dedication to her students is exceptional - every student should have her as their teacher! Congratulations, Dvawn! I am proud of you, honored to know you and love that we are sisters in Jesus!
I met Dvawn several years ago when she became our church pianist. I have been the church organist for 21 years and can honestly say she is the most talented musician I have worked with. As the instrumentalists we plan the duets we will play each week. Dvawn doesn’t just play a song—she creates a feeling that translates to a more meaning worship experience for the congregation. I, too, am a teacher and have been in awe if her tireless commitment to her students. As teachers we plant seeds and then nurture them. We know we may not see the seeds blossom but Dvawn doesn’t let that affect her efforts. She constantly creates lessons and experiences that stretch the student in hopes to reach their full potential. Dvawn is definitely a life changer— both in the world of music and in education.
I know Dvawn Maza she loves kids and makes a very good teacher. She has changed many lives for the better.
Dvawn on your nomination you’re such a sweet caring person.I’m blessed to call you my friend. Your love for the school shows in all your hard work. You are a LifeChanger.
I met Ms Mazda at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge where I coordinate the First Saturday Kids Program. She’s there every month, helping her stepson explore his incredible interest in nature, especially creepy, crawly animals. Her involvement is total and enthusiastic, and she eventually began to tell my partner and me about her great kids at Shady Grove and all their activities. The more we heard, the more we were impressed with all her efforts, to the point that my partner (author of children’s book Swamper, Letters from a Swamp Rabbit) has now gotten involved in sharing books and fun with Ms Maza’s 4-H kids, exchanging letters and enjoying enthusiasm with the kids. This is the sort of contagion that comes from Ms Mazda. The school system and especially the students (and the whole community!) are lucky to have her with us. She is a Life Changer for sure!
Dvawn is such a big supporter of making her community better. She has worked diligently to bring an outdoor classroom setting along with gardens to her school to help benefit her community. This involves many hours of physical work as well as mental work that is above and beyond her expected duties. She also works hard with the 4Hers at her school to teach them how to serve their community. I think she definitely deserves to be honored with this LifeChanger award.
I have known Mrs. Maza for about seventeen years. I have been her children’s teacher, her colleague, and now her supervisor for about eleven years, so to say the least, I know her. I can describe Mrs. Maza in one word—selfless. I worry about her sometimes because she is always taking care of everyone else which leave little room for herself. Everyone she comes in contact with is touched in a positive way and made to feel special. We see a lot of things she does, but I can only image what God sees; I’m sure he would say this is my servant whom I am well pleased. I feel guilty because I have taken her for granted because she is so dependable. You never know the treasure you have until it’s gone. Without her at our school or in our lives there would be a huge void. The energy and time she has to be in so many places helping so many people and touching so many lives could only come from God. She is full of love because to love is to give, and daily she pours herself out to everyone. Somehow, her cups stays full. If anyone is deserving of such an award, it is this lady who is an angel to so many. The servitude and the selfless acts Mrs. Maza performs daily deserves double honor!
Honored to work with her daily. She is a great leader and a huge part of the continued success we have at our school. She is involved in everything from teaching, tutoring, clubs, volunteering, ... you name it. Big heart!!!!
Dvawn has a genuine calling, which she has answered graciously. She loves her kids and goes over and above to do special things with them to give them opportunities they otherwise would not have. She also has a special knack for utilizing the limited resources available to the fullest extent possible.
Dvawn is a wonderful teacher loves her students & her school she is hard working & caring she does so many wonderful projects with her students she is so deserving !
Ms. Dvawn is a great teacher. I appreciate all the time she puts in to make sure the job gets done. Keep up the good work.
A great person to be around. Always is friendly and welcoming. Mrs. D deserves this award!
The first time I met Dvawn Maza I was impressed with her enthusiasm for learning, teaching, and sharing. She is a special education teacher and involved in a host of other school activities. She is a successful grant writer and has helped provide a school garden and playground equipment for her school. She leads the 4H program for 4th and 5th graders and provides great opportunities and fieldtrips for these underprivileged kids.. I have visited her classroom and witnessed her in action. She inspires, motivates, and encourages the students. Her bulletin boards are full of good information. Her environment is a great place for learning. Dvawn Maza is a grassroots LifeChanger and I wholeheartedly support her nomination.
My wife thinks of others before herself.does more than anyone I know. mangages to hold it all together and still finds the time to be a wonderful caring wife!
Awesome lady. I am the Chief of Fire Prevention in our parish and have had the pleasure to work with Dvawn on many occasions. She tirelessly strives to enhanse each child’s learning experience and to ensure they have every possible opportunity to succeed. She is a true life changer in our community.
Dvawn Mesa is an awesome teacher and person. It was a pleasure to serve with her on the staff at Shady Grove Elementary. She was truly a caring coworker and one who sincerely loved her students.
Dvawn Mesa is a wonderful teacher she loves her students and her school she is so deserving for all she does for both !
I have the pleasure of working with this wonderful woman! Mrs. Maza is not only an amazing teacher, but she cares just as much, for her co-workers! My husband was recently in a duck hunting accident that left him in ICU for several days, followed by a week long hospital stay. Mrs. Maza was the first coworker, to reach out to me and offer her help. Throughout my husband’s hospital stay, she not only checked on us daily, but also handled a few things at school for me. Knowing she was willing to step in and help, allowed me to focus all my attention, on my husband. I have been blessed to work with her, but even more so, I’m so very thankful for her friendship! She is a treasure.
Dvawn is such an amazing lady! She goes out of her way to help people in the community! Not to mention her kids at school to make sure they learn and grow to be successful adults! She is a wonderful mom, wife and daughter! I truly hope she is receives this award!
Not surprised at all to see Dvawn nominated for this. I hope she wins! She's an awesome person and I love her and her family.
Dvawn is my sister and I know for a fact that everything posted is 100% truth plus a whole lot more. If anyone is deserving of the life changer of the year award, it is her
Dvawn is a true life changer! I have never seen a more dedicated teacher! She is so energetic and resourceful because she loves the children. You can count yourself fortunate if your paths happen to cross.
She has been a hard worker all her life and she love all her students and her job as a teacher
Dvawn Maza goes above and beyond in everything she does for her students. She has been instrumental in the Healthy Communities project at her school. She is a wonderful partner to collaborate with on amy project.