LifeChanger of the Year Nominee Profile

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Jeri Farabough

Position: LEA Supervisor
School: Star City School District
School District: Star City School District
City, State: Star City, AR

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Jeri Farabough was nominated by her superintendent, Jon Laffoon.

Ms. Farabough is the director of the special education program at Star City School District. She is a leader who has the biggest heart and kindest soul. In the two years that Mr. Laffoon worked with Ms. Farabough, he has seen her make a positive impact on the lives of so many families and children. She makes students feel important, cared for, and nurtured. She always brings value to her school and has developed strong leadership capabilities.

Ms. Farabough has a strong desire to do the right thing and make a positive difference in her community. Her experiences from working as a speech therapist and in LEA have helped her make a big difference in the lives of others. She always dedicates her time to the community through Special Olympics, and often volunteers anytime the students or teachers need her. 

Ms. Farabough is a hard worker who you can count on to see any project through to completion, and student success is always her first priority. She rides the bus every morning and afternoon to help out the drivers and students, and she even visits the homes of families in need. Many times, she'll go to the store and buy supplies, food, drinks, and other medical needs for students out of pocket. She is always willing to help the teachers if a student is having an issue, and she will make sure every student feels loved.

Every day, Ms. Farabough greets everyone with a smile and encouraging words every day. She has a servant’s spirit, models lifelong learning, understands the value of building relationships, and has a deep desire to make a positive impact in the world.

"She has helped me grow professionally, and we always shared ideas," Laffoon said. "Ms. Farabough has been a LifeChanger throughout her career in education and it is with great pleasure that I recommend her for this award."

Comments (17)

Emilee Dutton Posted over a year ago

Mrs. Jeri is an educator committed to doing whatever it takes for the students in the Star City School District. She steps in whenever and wherever she is needed, proving she is a true team player. All of the students know and love Mrs. Jeri! We are blessed to have Mrs. Jeri on our team! Thank you, Mrs. Jeri!

Nathan White Posted over a year ago

Mrs. Jeri is an amazing leader in our district. She provides leadership for not only our staff but also our students. She cares about her students and has had a huge impact on the success of her students. She is a true life changer!

Katherine Tate Posted over a year ago

Mrs Jeri is an Awesome woman and an Amazing part of Star City School District. She helped me to make the switch easier when I enrolled my Autistic child into kindergarten! She is an AMAZING WOMAN OF GOD and she shows it in everything she does! She definitely has my vote! She really changes people’s lives for the better! I love her and my son definitely loves her! Congrats Mrs Jeri! God Bless!

Brittney McGraw Posted over a year ago

Mrs. Jeri has a heart of gold and will help out in any situation. She is a joy to work with and I'm so glad I get the opportunity to work with her.

Lee S Boren Posted over a year ago

Mrs. Jeri is a jewel! She strives to help her teachers, and the students. Her first concern is what best helps the student, then how can she assist her teachers. She has a true love of the teaching profession.

Jennifer Stone Posted over a year ago

Congratulations Mrs. Jeri! You do have a big heart and I know you are always working hard to help our students be successful. Thank you for being so supportive to our Special Education Department. God bless you!

Shannon Leopard Posted over a year ago

We love Mrs. Jeri here at Star City Schools. She is such an asset to our Special Education students. Very caring and kind hearted. She strives to make sure they have every opportunity to succeed and be part of events going on in our state.

Jason Williamson Posted over a year ago

Jeri is a tireless worker and believes in a student first mentality.

Melanie McDaniel Posted over a year ago

Mrs. Jeri is a blessing to our school district. She goes above and beyond for our students, their families, and her coworkers. The students best interest are always taken to heart and it shows in her work ethic. To say that she is a life changer is an understatement because her "kids" are her life. It is a blessing to know her and call her a friend and coworker.

Lee Ann Boren Posted over a year ago

Jeri has love for the students and teachers she serves!

April Guenther Posted over a year ago

Ms. Jeri is definitely a life changer. She wants better than the best for her students and staff. She works long hours to make sure that happens. She is always wanting our students to experience life to its fullest. It is a blessing to be on her team.

Jennifer Venable Posted over a year ago

Working with Jeri is an absolute blessing! She leads by example and has a true servant's heart. Our students and their families are at the center of any decisions. She encourages everyone she meets, especially her special education team. She's always willing to go the extra mile to help others. She is a true life changer, and makes life better for anyone who has the pleasure of meeting and working with her!

Tim Jones Posted over a year ago

I am a special education teacher at Star City High School and I cannot begin to put into words how wonderful it is having Ms. Farabough as my supervisor. She goes above and beyond for her teachers and students. It is not unusual for her to ride buses or work in classrooms when staff or students need extra support. She is also not afraid to address issues and ensure things are being done correctly. She truly is a life changer.

Julianne Posted over a year ago

Ms. Jerri is a wonderful lady! She has a heart for her students and staff.

Allison Dunn Posted over a year ago

Good luck Mrs. Jeri!

Carol Leonard Posted over a year ago

Jeri is my daughter so I am know what she is capable of She knew at a very early age what she wanted to be and never wavered!!! She comes from strong stock on both sides of the family .

Melissa Miller Posted over a year ago

I can't think of anyone better to be recognized as a life changer! Wonderful tribute!