LifeChanger of the Year Nominee Profile

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Debbie Haggard

Position: Manager of Payroll Services
School: Marion County Schools
School District: Marion County Schools
City, State: Jasper, TN

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Debbie Haggard was nominated by Jo Lynn Schultz, a member of the community.

"Debbie is one of the kindest ladies you will ever meet," said Schultz. "I've been working closely with her for the past 12 years. When I first began, Debbie was quick to help with what the staff and I needed.  If something needed correcting, she was never condescending or rude.  She simply stated what it would take to 'fix things.'  In the beginning of my job, that was often!"

"Over time, Debbie has continued to be the same person," said Schultz. "She has shown nothing but kindness and a willingness to help.  The staff at the central office all agree she is a special person."

"Debbie is a wife, mother and grandmother.  She has shared many stories with me about her family as I have with her," said Schultz. "We have laughed and cried together over our life stories.  There has never been a time when she failed to ask about my family and situations."

"Accomplishments are not always in the form of certificates and trophies, and Debbie certainly needs none of those for anyone around her to realize she is dependable and always willing to get the job done in payroll and in any other way necessary," said Schultz. "I have seen her step up to the plate and run the payroll office when the head of the office was unable to work.  Her co-worker had serious eye issues, and Debbie was spending time with her asking about what she could do to help and carried on in the office as usual. With a smile, she always asked, 'How are you today? What can I do for you?'"

"Debbie is an amazing, hardworking woman who deserves to be recognized," said Schultz.

Comments (11)

Rhea Sanders Posted 4 months ago

Debbie, it is a pleasure and blessing to have you in our school system. I have had to ask you for help on several occasions and you are beyond gracious and patient every single time. Thank you for your hard work and sincere kindness. Congratulations!!!

Ruby Gamble Posted 4 months ago

Congratulations Debbie!! Mrs. Shultz is correct, you are amazing and a very hardworking woman. I have known you for a very long time. Your kindness and willingness to help anyone with any situation would definitely be how I would have described you best!! I wish you the best of luck!

Kim Hood Posted 4 months ago

Congratulations Debbie, you always have a smile on your face when you say good morning. What a great honor to be recognized for your hard work. Kim

Lori Case Posted 4 months ago

I totally agree... She has always been available and willing to help with whatever needs to be done. She is a huge asset to our schools and a blessing to our community.

Nicole Jones Posted 4 months ago

I agree with everything Mrs. Shultz said in the nomination. Debbie is kind, caring, and always willing to help out without complaint. She works hard for the employees and students of Marion County schools. Thank you Debbie for all you have done and continue to do.

Kim Headrick Posted 4 months ago

Debbie, I am so proud of you. You are most deserving of this honor. May God continue to richly bless you.

Carol Bailey Posted 4 months ago

Debbie is very deserving of this award. She is always helpful, courteous and gracious to us that need assistance more so than others. Debbie is a jewel among the staff at our Central Office. Couldn't be more proud for her!

Sherry Prince Posted 4 months ago

Debbie is always so helpful. She has a wonderful attitude and work ethic! We greatly appreciate all that she does for us!!

Brent Brown Posted 4 months ago

Deb have known and been friends with you for a lifetime. You are very deserving of this recognition. Congratulations

Candace Powers Posted 4 months ago

Debbie is always there to answer any question I might have and if she doesn't know the answer, she will find it and get back with me immediately. Debbie has always been professional when assisting me with work matters, but also always has a minute to talk about our families and what is taking place in our current lives. She is truly the picture of a caring professional. I am thankful to have her as a co-worker and as a friend.

Carol Newton Posted 4 months ago

I have worked closely with Debbie over the past five years. Her work ethic, dedication, and service to others is outstanding. Debbie goes above and beyond her duties in payroll to ensure that each individual is treated with kindness and respect. She is a team player in the office and is willing to help others whenever she can. Outside of work, she stays active in school and community events. Congratulations, Debbie!