LifeChanger of the Year Nominee Profile

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Jennifer Claybrook

Position: Special Education Resource Teacher
School: Dadeville Elementary School
School District: Tallapoosa County Schools
City, State: Dadeville, AL

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Jennifer Claybrook was nominated by a colleague who wishes to remain anonymous.

Ms. Claybrook is larger than life to her students. At times, their success has come at the price of her own sacrifices. She is a teacher who every parent would like their child to have at least once during their education career. Ms. Claybrook has spent many years working with children on the spectrum for autism and other unique learning disabilities.

Ms. Claybrook isn't just a teacher to these students; she practices a total submersion into their disability to attempt to understand what the child feels and how to best meet their needs. She personally owns every learning plan she writes for her students. Her dream is to one day have the opportunity to study children in a clinic-style research setting to hopefully provide an insight into the unknown world these students live in every day.

"To say that Ms. Claybrook has a passion for teaching is an understatement, but I don't know of a stronger word that I can use to describe what she has for these children," the nominator said. "The only description I can give is that her facial expression and eyes light up like a kid on Christmas morning anytime she has the opportunity to share what she has learned or talk about a break through that she has experienced with one of her students. I honestly don't know how she has enough hours in the day to do everything that she does for kids on the spectrum."

Even during Ms.Claybrook's summer vacation, she volunteers at various autism camps at Children's Harbor and at Camp Ascca, a camp for disabled and special needs children and adults. Every summer, she has been a volunteer staff member at these camps since she was a high school student over 20 years ago. This dedication proves that this is Ms.Claybrook's calling in life and not just a job for her.

"She believes that it's her calling to be a mother and advocate for these children that don't have a voice," the nominator said. "There are so many letters of support from parents, advocate groups, children and other teachers who can't speak highly enough about her. She is an unsung hero to these children, and she goes above and beyond to help other educators understand children on the spectrum and how best to meet their needs."

During school vacations, you won't find Ms.Claybrook at home. Instead, she'll be babysitting for parents with young children on the spectrum to give them relief. She also attends band practice or band camp with a student who otherwise would not have the opportunity to attend. Additionally, she speaks and works at a community advocate and attends a support group for children on the spectrum. Ms. Claybrook seeks opportunities during school breaks to observe classes in other school districts or at the local university. She enjoys spending her free time bargain shopping to find gifts for those special kids in life, and enjoys hanging out with her parents.

A student recently wrote the following thank you note to Ms. Claybrook:

"You are the sun in my shine, the Coke in my Cola......I like a lot of people but you I love. There is nothing in this world that will split us apart. You are like a mom to me. I can talk to you and be myself around you. If someone was to put a price on you, I would have 100 jobs trying to pay for you. You have been there for me left and right and it is darn time for me to say, Thank you, it's not a lot but you are my hero!!! Writing this note make me cry, like you do every time I give you a note but all I can say is I love you Ms. Claybrooks!"

"Heroes like her never tell their story or claim any fame; they find fulfillment in seeing the success of those that they fight and work for everyday," the nominator said. "She is a superhero who makes a difference in the lives of those she touches, every day!"



Comments (325)


Dana Harrelson Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is so deserving of The Life Changer Award!!! Dadeville Elementary School is blessed to have her!!

Marie Carruthers Posted over a year ago

Jennifer has a tremendous passion for her students. She is a hard-working teacher who always goes above and beyond to do what's best for her students. The impact on her student's lives is evidenced by their love for her. I can say without a doubt that she deserves this recognition.

Maggie Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is every bit as wonderful as described in her nomination!!! She is TRULY deserving!

Kayte Dulaney Posted over a year ago

Jennifer has a big heart and genuinely cares about students. I highly recommend her for lifechanger of the year!

Carly Baum Posted over a year ago

Jennifer Claybrook is an amazing woman. She not only fulfills every aspect of her job description to the greatest extent possible, she also goes above and beyond the confines of her job description, because she is solely focused on the needs of the students and parents that she tirelessly serves. In addition to working every day to help her students with special needs to make academic progress, she works every day to help her students with special needs to increase their level of independence, and to increase their quality of life. Jennifer continues to help her students and their parents each day after her day has officially ended. She answers questions and provides guidance after school hours are over. She attends our autism nonprofit's parent education workshops so that she can share her expert knowledge about autism and individualized education programs with our parents. She volunteers at our summer family camp with a former student. She knows that he feels safe with her, and because of that feeling of safety, he feels comfortable enough to have fun and to participate in camp activities. This also provides his mother with a sense of safety and security, which enables her to feel comfortable enough to participate in the parent portion of camp and get the full benefit of the experience without having to worry about her son, because she knows he is being well taken care of by someone who knows and loves him, Jennifer not only gives her all during her work day to help her students and their parents. She offers more of herself and more of her time to help her students and their parents, her school, and her community, and that offer comes straight from the heart. I am amazed by her knowledge, her intelligence, her spirit, and her dedication. I am honored and thankful to know her, and I'm grateful that she has helped so many families who so desperately need help.

Lisa Hale Posted over a year ago

I am happy to give a recommendation to Ms. Claybrooks. She is a great teacher and has really made a difference in the lives of her students. She could not have pursued a more perfect career path that compliments her natural abilities and professional abilities.

Carly Baum Posted over a year ago

Jennifer Claybrook is an amazing woman. She not only fulfills every aspect of her job description to the greatest extent possible, she also goes above and beyond the confines of her job description, because she is solely focused on the needs of the students and parents that she tirelessly serves. In addition to working every day to help her students with special needs to make academic progress, she works every day to help her students with special needs to increase their level of independence, and to increase their quality of life. Jennifer continues to help her students and their parents each day after her day has officially ended. She answers questions and provides guidance after school hours are over. She attends our autism nonprofit's parent education workshops so that she can share her expert knowledge about autism and individualized education programs with our parents. She volunteers at our summer family camp with a former student. She knows that he feels safe with her, and because of that feeling of safety, he feels comfortable enough to have fun and to participate in camp activities. This also provides his mother with a sense of safety and security, which enables her to feel comfortable enough to participate in the parent portion of camp and get the full benefit of the experience without having to worry about her son, because she knows he is being well taken care of by someone who knows and loves him, Jennifer not only gives her all during her work day to help her students and their parents. She offers more of herself and more of her time to help her students and their parents, her school, and her community, and that offer comes straight from the heart. I am amazed by her knowledge, her intelligence, her spirit, and her dedication. I am honored and thankful to know her, and I'm grateful that she has helped so many families who so desperately need help.

Judy Daniel Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is a devoted teacher. She has such loving ways and is truly concerned with the progress of her students. Great to have her at Dadeville Elementary.

BELINDA SIGGERS Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is a lifechanger! I have worked closely with Jennifer and I know first hand that she puts her whole heart into her students. I didn't say job, because it is not a job for Jennifer. It is a natural care that she gives each student. Congratulations on the nomination. Well deserved!

Joey waldrep Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is such an awesome and sweet person. She is really good with the kids and shows she cares for them a lot.

Cathy Cook Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is such an asset to this school and community. As a parent of a former special education student I wish my son could have had her as a teacher. I truly believe that she would have made such a difference in his education and life. The love between her and her students is beautiful. She builds up their self confidence and self esteem, which is something that they are in desperate need of. Jennifer Claybrook is the epitome of a Life Changer!

Abby Torbert Posted over a year ago

There is no one in the world more deserving than Ms. Claybrook. She is the most compassionate human being and is an amazing teacher and advocate for young children! She is a selfless person who devotes her time, love, and passion to her students!

Nickel Posted over a year ago

Great person & teacher!

Ben Harrelson Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is an awesome teacher, role model, leader and person.

Jennifer Folds Posted over a year ago

Congrats

Michelle Baynes Posted over a year ago

I have enjoyed getting to know and working with Ms. Claybrook. She is a wonderful teacher and all the kids seem to love her! Dadeville Elementary is very blessed to have her in their system!

Wendy Nelson Posted over a year ago

Truly one of the rare teachers with a true passion for her students. A true inspiration to her students, their families, and her profsssional peers.

Lauren Squires Posted over a year ago

Ms. Claybrook is incredibly deserving of this honor! Working with her for three years, I was able to see what an amazing educator and person she is, first hand. Congratulations and good luck!

Mary Foster Posted over a year ago

Ms Claybrook is a wonderful teacher. I was blessed to have taught with her for several years before I retired. She is truly devoted to her students and their needs. Each student is special to her and she works to help each child achieve his/her ultimate goal while boosting each child’s self esteem. The students love and respect her and so do her coworkers.

Lashica Cox Posted over a year ago

Ms. Claybrook is a great teacher. She has taught my child alot and not just my child, every child that she has came in contact with and the kids love her! Keep up the great work!!!!

Cary Mathis Posted over a year ago

Good Luck. I know you deserve this award.

Brenda Payne Posted over a year ago

Jennifer definitely changes the lives of all the children she has the privilege of teaching or just coming in contact with. She is a blessing to DES.

Amanda Williams Posted over a year ago

If anyone is deserving of this award it’s Jennifer. She is truly an amazing asset to Dadeville Schools. I’ve watched her work with kids in the band over the weekend and still giving 110% dedication. Good luck!

Melanie Maddox Posted over a year ago

Congratulations! Jennifer is a great teacher and the kids love her! So proud of you and everything you do for DES!

Carolyn Lewis Posted over a year ago

Congratulations!

Linda allen Posted over a year ago

She is a great teacher.and she is a very nice person. The kids love her.

Venita Eady Posted over a year ago

Thanks for all u do. You are so deserving of this award.

Tanya Branch Posted over a year ago

Ms. Claybrook is a very special teacher/ person. She puts her all into her job and the kids she assists every day. I had the privilege of working side by side with her this past summer at the summer school program. She is amazing and loves all of her kids/students. She is very deserving of this life changer award and much more!

Gloria Farrow Posted over a year ago

Jennifer you are an awesome teacher! Congrats on being nominated for Life Changer of the Year. You are so deserving of this award. Good luck to you and God bless you always.

Jessica Tapley Posted over a year ago

Working in PTO, we get a sneak peek into the daily lives of our teachers. I love this school and I see the hope we all have for these students. I’ve never seen Ms. Claybrook without a joy that can only be gifted by God. DES is incredibly blessed to have her love and care!

Susan Canaan Posted over a year ago

We need more teachers like Jennifer in this state!! Good luck on your nomination and best wishes! -Susan Canaan

Christi Jones Posted over a year ago

Jennifer Claybrook is so dedicated to her students. She comes in early and stays late. She goes the extra mile to help her students to succeed. She deserves to be recognized for her selfless work to better the students she serves.

Jenice Jackson Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is an amazing teacher and person and truly deserves this award! Congrats!!

Cathy Ogletree Posted over a year ago

Congratulations! Jennifer is such an awesome person no one deserves it more.

Linda Cochran Posted over a year ago

Congratulations! Dadeville Elementary is so lucky to have her. Jennifer is one of the most loving and giving people that I know. She is so dedicated to her students. Thank you so much for making a difference each and every day. Good Luck you deserve it!

Judy Mason Posted over a year ago

Jennifer Congratulations! And Thank You for making a difference in so many lives.

Connie Claybrook Posted over a year ago

It is rare to have known someone from childhood to adulthood, and never heard anything negative about them. However, I have had that pleasure of knowing such an outstanding individual! When I think of Jennifer, these characteristics remind me of her: J=Joyful E=Extraordinary N=Natural N=Noble I=Inspirational F=Friendly E=Encouraging R=Rare What’s left to say?! I could think of many many more characteristics from letters not in her name, but I’ll leave it like this: Jennifer is AWESOME!!!

Wendy Beck Posted over a year ago

Jennifer Claybrook is very deserving of this reward. She goes above and beyond to make sure students needs are met both academically and socially. She cares for her students and wants them to be successful in and out of the classroom.

Nelba Crayton Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is well deserving of this honor. Congratulations Jennifer.

Stormi Gates Posted over a year ago

Weeeeeeeeeeell Deserved!!!!!

Brittany Posted over a year ago

Well deserved!! Congrats!

Misty Barrett Wilson Posted over a year ago

I can't say enough about this woman. She is an incredible teacher, but an even more incredible human. Tonight, as I scrolled through social media I noticed a conversation Jennifer and a parent of an Autistic student. They were making plans for Jennifer to participate in a 5K Walk/Run for Autism Awareness with the student. She did this last year with him too! This is what it is ALL about!!!

Eric Smith Posted over a year ago

Very deserving!

Julia McCreight Posted over a year ago

Sweet, smart and a special girl!

Jacob Tidwell Posted over a year ago

Congratulations!

Mary Catherine Rubisch Posted over a year ago

Congratulations! Thanks for everything you’ve done!!

Jill Posted over a year ago

Well deserving teacher! Sounds like she is a cherished part of her kids’ lives. Such an inspiration.

Amy Posted over a year ago

No one deserves this more than Ms. Claybrook! She is awesome!

Angie Heath Posted over a year ago

Good luck to a very dedicated teacher who truly cares about her students.

Vicky Patterson Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is a wonderful teacher! She goes above and beyond in order to help her students. She also is a great help to teachers as well. She is definitely a "life changer" for our students!

Karen Sanford Posted over a year ago

Jennifer Claybrook is an awesome teacher. She goes over and beyond for her students and teachers everyday! We are so lucky to have her at DES!!

Beverly DeVane Posted over a year ago

Congratulations! It takes a special person to be a special teacher.

Susan Canaan Posted over a year ago

We need more teachers like Jennifer in this state!! Good luck on your nomination and best wishes! -Susan Canaan

Jade Self Posted over a year ago

It takes a special teacher to teach special students. Every student has a chance to learn no matter the disability.

Peyton Posted over a year ago

Congrats!!

Jayla Tolbert Posted over a year ago

Ms. Claybrook is a wonderful, loving, and a kind spirit. She loves all children, and all children love her too!

Ashley Waldrop Posted over a year ago

She’s awesome!

Jill Posted over a year ago

Well deserving teacher! Sounds like she is a cherished part of her kids’ lives. Such an inspiration.

Katie Posted over a year ago

Thank you Jennifer for being a difference maker!

Cindy Adams Posted over a year ago

Teachers like this are so rare. Admire her dedication & commitment to this special group of children. Wish my special needs grandson lived in Dadeville!!

Ben Posted over a year ago

Selfless and dedicated.

Morgan yarbrough Posted over a year ago

Such a sweet lady

Angela Young Posted over a year ago

I think Jennifer is very deserving of this award. She is a kind , compassionate, caring, young woman.

Deanna Jennings Posted over a year ago

Jennifer definitely is a life changer. She positively influences the staff members, teachers, parents, and students she encounters daily. Her selfless attitude should be any example for others to follow.

Christina Baker Posted over a year ago

Incredible Teacher and Incredible Lady! Our family recently moved away from Dadeville Elementary to a place far far away. I drop my kids off everyday now in a school that is entirely unfamiliar to me. Different people, different places, different faces. I remember Ms. Claybrook's face at DES so well. I miss most her smiling face I would see everyday in the car rider line. I can't remember one day when Ms. Claybrook was not happy to greet her students at DES. DES and the community of Dadeville is blessed to have Ms. Claybrook!

Brenda Claybrook Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is a caring person that loves her students. DES is lucky to have her as a teacher.

john cochran Posted over a year ago

I have known Jennifer for a long time. And its my pleasure to recommend her for the life changer of the year award. She is a amazing person and an amazing teacher. She is constantly working trying to think of ways to improve and impact her students lives. I can not think of anyone more deserving of this award. Jennifer is an exceptional person with a huge heart and loves what she does. Good luck Jennifer!!

Carla Talton Posted over a year ago

Congratulations Jennifer on being chosen for this honor. I know that you are avery deserving nominee and I wish you the best.

Mehgan Henley Posted over a year ago

Awesome! Keep up the great work!

Val Slay Posted over a year ago

She is so deserving of this award.

Greg Davis Posted over a year ago

I have family and friends that are educators. It’s a hard job that is definitely a calling. Not only are they educators, but they are counselors, parents to kids that don’t have good homes, financial suppliers for school items, and the list goes on and on. It’s a thankless job and most teachers will never complain about what they do. Thank you Ms. Claybrook for your service to the community. You are definitely making a difference.

Greg Davis Posted over a year ago

I have family and friends that are educators. It’s a hard job that is definitely a calling. Not only are they educators, but they are counselors, parents to kids that don’t have good homes, financial suppliers for school items, and the list goes on and on. It’s a thankless job and most teachers will never complain about what they do. Thank you Ms. Claybrook for your service to the community. You are definitely making a difference.

Patricia Lynch Posted over a year ago

So.thankful to have such a loving,caring and capable life changer at Dadeville Elementary School. She deserves and has earned this award. Thank you, Ms. Claybrooks, for your commitment to our special needs students demonstrated with love, compassion and kindness.

Christy Cahalan Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is so deserving of this award! She exemplifies what a teacher should be!

Caroline Brown Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is an inspiration to her students!

Nicole Boyd Posted over a year ago

She is an inspiration! So much love and thoughtfulness to her students and their families.

S.Yarbrough Posted over a year ago

Well deserved! Having teachers with your dedication is the greatest blessing to the students.

Stephanie Posted over a year ago

Congrats on the nomination! Sending good vibes your way!

Greg Davis Posted over a year ago

Teaching is a hard job. I have several family members and friends that are teachers. They all give so much of their time and money. Not only do these awesome men and women educate our children. They care for them and fill the empty gaps that some of these kids have from a troubled home. It’s definitely a calling and often a thankless job. Thank you Ms. Claybrook for your service.

Greg Davis Posted over a year ago

Teaching is a hard job. I have several family members and friends that are teachers. They all give so much of their time and money. Not only do these awesome men and women educate our children. They care for them and fill the empty gaps that some of these kids have from a troubled home. It’s definitely a calling and often a thankless job. Thank you Ms. Claybrook for your service.

Wendi Wallace Posted over a year ago

Thank you for all you do for the children and sharing your heart with them.

Wendy Alley Posted over a year ago

Such a deserving teacher!!!

Hunter Metcalf Posted over a year ago

Mrs. Claybrook is the best and totally deserves this award!

Casie Posted over a year ago

Awesome teacher!

Frances Richey Posted over a year ago

Wonderful teacher!

Drew Waldrop Posted over a year ago

Great job!! Teachers like you make a difference in so many lives.

Lindy Tapley Posted over a year ago

Amazing teacher... so deserving!

Teri Stephenson Posted over a year ago

So honored to work with Mrs. Jennifer Claybrook! She is truly one of a kind! ??

Vicky waterd Posted over a year ago

I had the privilege of teaching this young lady. She has a huge loving and caring heart. She inherented so many special traits from her family, and followed many with an education degree! Jennifer goes far above the expectations and requirements of the teaching profession, and is eager to help in any way possible. She is an outstanding person who deserves the life changer award for this year!

Latisha Siggers Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is a very generous and has a loving heart. I have known her all my life and she has never changed. She is a wonderful person and friend!

Laken Hilton Posted over a year ago

One of the greatest women that i know! She is such a huge heart and is so so so deserving! The world needs more people like her!

Janis Yarbrough Posted over a year ago

Ms. Claybrooks is an outstanding teacher and person. Her love for all the children shows in her eyes and the tone of her voice. She is giving and always does her very best for the young people in and out of school. If anyone deserves this honor it is Jennifer. Except it should be Lives Changer of the Year because she has changed so may young people's lives.

Vicki Griffin Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is such an amazing teacher. She loves her students, and they know it. Her passion for our school is contagious, and I am truly thankful to work with her. Congratulations, Jennifer! You are so deserving.

Adam Gardner Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is such a wonderful person who does so much good in her community. She volunteers her time to so many wonderful causes! She deserves this recognition!

Gloria Willis Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is an outstanding young educator! She is very devoted to the students at Dadeville Elementary. She is very deserving of this award!

Katie Menanno Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is an amazing teacher and a caring person. She devotes so much of her time to others. So proud of you! What a blessing you are to all of your students, both past and present.

Sandra Banks Posted over a year ago

Caring and devoted teacher. An asset to her school and community.

Kayla Claybrook Posted over a year ago

Congratulations to my sweet friend and coworker! I can’t think of anybody else that is more deserving! Jennifer is such an inspiration and blessing to all she meets, students and adults. She loves her job and has such a passion for her students, or should I say her own kids, because that is the way she treats them. She has a heart of gold for what she does. Her dedication and passion for her job is definitely deserving of this award. She changes the lives of all the ones she comes in contact with. I know she has changed mine! Congrats!

Terri Peters Posted over a year ago

Awesome woman!

Jessica Nickens Posted over a year ago

Jennifer has had a servent’s heart her whole life. She is an outstanding teacher, who goes the extra mile for all students! Anyone that knows her loves her.

Lori Carlisle Posted over a year ago

I have previously worked with Jennifer, and I know that she truly has a passion for her students. You only need to spend a few moments with her and her students to see that. I am also aware of her work experience at Camp ASCCA - a camp for kids and adults with disabilities. The most selfless people on the planet work there, and she still volunteers and raises money for them during the annual Jingle Jump. As a principal at another schoool, I would love to have someone like Jennifer on my team, but her heart is with her kids in Dadeville and they are truly blessed to have her.

RITA MCKELVEY Posted over a year ago

I have known Jennifer all her life and have watched her grow up to be a warm, loving and caring person. Ms Claybrook is an outstanding teacher and I can proudly say that she is one of the most well respected, hard working and sweetest young women I know. We are blessed to have her in our school and community. I can't think of a person more deserving of the Life Changer of the Year award. She definitely changes lives everyday.

Randy Nolen Posted over a year ago

Being an educator at Dadeville, I have had the pleasure of knowing Jennifer Claybrook just about all her life. She has always exemplified a caring spirit. I have seen her work with her students and selflessly give of herself above and beyond. She definitely makes a positive difference in the lives of her students.

Brian Moran Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is a super teacher. Tallapoosa County and especially Dadeville Elementary school are lucky to have her.

Nancy Hailstone Posted over a year ago

Jennifer developed her passion for children with needs during her summers at Camp ASCCA. Even at such a young age she knew what she wanted to do with her life. She truly has the best interest for each and every one of her students. Jennifer exhibits the passion for her students to get them to excel; every teacher should aspire to those heights.

Kaitlin Rzasa Posted over a year ago

That's awesome! Keep up the great work, we need more teachers like you!

Emily Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is very deserving of this recognition. Spending so much time putting others before herself, helping those who need it most.

Abbey Murray Posted over a year ago

Jennifer Claybrook is truly a genuine and loving person! I met her over 15 years ago when we were summer staff together at Camp ASCCA (special needs Camp) and even back then, her priority was the campers and making sure they had an amazing experience. She is so kind and even all these years later, she impresses me with that same kindness. She is one in a million and I wish more teachers and humans were like her. She deserves all the recognition in the world for being such a selfless and consistent person and teacher.

Mindy Andrews Posted over a year ago

Jennifer has been helping the community of Dadeville for a long time! She is extremely deserving of this award!

Debbie Thompson Posted over a year ago

I consider myself blessed to know Jennifer Claybrook. She is a true example of what we would all like to accomplish in our life. Jennifer may not know it but she makes a huge difference in the lives of these precious children. She is very deserving of the praise she has received.

Jane Harrelson Posted over a year ago

We love Jennifer. She is a great teacher. Well deserved. She goes above and beyond for her students with a smile on her face.

Timothy Canady Posted over a year ago

I've know Jennifer for long time, and she has always been a kind, sweet, and caring person so it's no surprise that she has received this nomination. I have two daughters enrolled at Dadeville Elementary and they always have good things to say about her. She is truly changing lives

Allison Harrelson Posted over a year ago

To say Jennifer is a dedicated teacher is an understatement; she truly is a life changer.

Amber Batten Posted over a year ago

Helps the community tremendously! Sets an example for the rest of us!

Katoria Platt Posted over a year ago

Jennifer has helped my son Dalton become the young man he is today!! She worked with him through out 3rd and 4th grades which helped him transition into the student he is now in 6th! Other teachers pushed Dalton to the side as a bad kid but Jennifer saw more potential in him and helped him see it in himself and in his school work. I don't know where we would be at school wise without Jennifer!!!

Sharon Russell Posted over a year ago

The LifeChanger of the year award is a reward that I think Jennifer Claybrook have earned.She is very good with the kids. My son had her an he love her She was very sweet to him and me when we had our meeting an I thank her every time I see her being a sweet loving woman.

Lance ragsdale Posted over a year ago

If anyone deserves this award its Mrs claybrook she is a great teacher and influence for all kids there's not enough good things to say about this lady

Ginger Carlisle Posted over a year ago

I have known Jennifer all of her life. She is and has always been a beautiful person inside and out. She is a amazing teacher who impacts the lives of her students every day. We are truly blessed at DES to have her. Good Luck !

Jill Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is so deserving of this honor! She is a cherished asset to her community and all the lives she touches.

Phyllis Pitchford Posted over a year ago

I have known Jennifer all her life. She has always been a sweet, compassionate and trust worthy person. She loves children and loves teaching. No doubt that Jennifer is deserving of this recognition.

S pounds Posted over a year ago

We love this woman, especially my daughter who talks with her daily and she always listens to her!! She is such an inspiration and Always has a smile on her face!! Glad for to be at DES!!

Cindy Blankemeyer Posted over a year ago

Jennifer treats all of her students like her own! She truly does love each and everyone of them. She was my son’s first preschool teacher and she taught him so much! We need more teachers like Jennifer! We love her so much!

Brandi Patterson Posted over a year ago

You are such a blessing to our school and community! Thank you for everything you do!

Candice Moore Posted over a year ago

Such a sweet and baking person. Definitely deserving of this honor

Chris Harper Posted over a year ago

Awesome teacher and person!!!

Candice Moore Posted over a year ago

Definitely a sweet and caring person!! She is very deserving of this honor!!!

Dale Drinkard, Jr. Posted over a year ago

Jennifer, Jenna as I know her, and I have been friends for a while. We met because because of music but quickly discovered we had much more in common. We became instant friends once we discovered we both volunteered to work at Special Needs camps. There is not a more kind, sweet, honest, caring, hardworking, and selfless human on this planet than Jenna. I was blessesd to help her in her classroom a few times and I was moved and impressed every single moment she interacted with each of her students. She is amazing.

Talmadge East Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is one of the most loving and caring educators Inhave ever known, inside and outside the classroom. Awards like this were made for people like her. I’m proud to support her.

Austin Claybrook Posted over a year ago

Jennifer has always been dedicated to helping students, and they always appreciate how much time, effort and care she puts in.

Joy Kirkland Posted over a year ago

No doubt Jennifer is deserving of this recognition! She has always been a sweet and giving person! So happy to see that she is changing lives of children and families at DES and in our community!!

Tanya McCullars Posted over a year ago

Teachers like you are the reason I don’t worry when I leave my daughter at school.

Karen Stroup Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is a great teacher and all the kids love her. #LCOY

Danette Davis Posted over a year ago

I have know Jennifer Claybrook since she was a preschooler. She has always been one of the sweetest people I have ever known. She has a wonderful attitude about everything that she is a part of, and she has made such a difference in the young lives she has helped.

Shannon Dark Posted over a year ago

Jennifer always has a big smile on her face, She has a heart of gold! We are so lucky to have her at DES!

Misty Wilson Posted over a year ago

I have commented before about what an outstanding teacher, person, and friend Jennifer is. Just this week she sent me pictures sharing a success story concerning a student. These successes are what drive her. She changes lives EVERY day!

Rachel Climer Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is a talented teacher and compassionate individual. She selflessly serves the students and other teachers around her and always has a positive word and smile to give. Our jobs can be challenging and Jennifer meets each new day with grace and the hope of student success! Her passion for and knowledge of special education and our students challenge me to be a better teacher!

Kelly Kimbrel Evers Posted over a year ago

Very deserving!!!!

Christi Posted over a year ago

Jennifer cares so much about the students she serves! She puts her heart into her work!

Kambri Foshee Posted over a year ago

She is a wonderful person and a very special teacher! She has been such an influential person to my kids during their time at school and even my youngest who is not even old enough to start the school she teaches at but she takes her time to stop help her and prepare her for next year when she does start there. I know that she truly is a life changer!

Omari Brown (6th grade) Posted over a year ago

Mrs.Claybrook was a wonderful teacher I was one of her students.She was nice,fun,and knows how to teach her students.

Rena Collum Posted over a year ago

Jennifer Claybrook is a blessing to all of our students and is a wonderful example!

Amanda Fuller Posted over a year ago

Jennifer has always been a wonderful, caring person. She more than deserves this honor.

Dee Ayers Posted over a year ago

Such a sweet and genuine person! She loves her job and you can tell! We are fortunate to have her!

Jacob Staton Posted over a year ago

Best teacher by far and loves her students. She does a great job every day for them every single day as goes above and beyond.

Kelly Bowen Posted over a year ago

Jennifer Claybrook has always had a beautiful heart and deep love for all those in her community.

Rachael jones Posted over a year ago

DES is so very blessed to have Ms. Jennifer Claybrook. She is by far one of the sweetest people I know. She has helped so many students and continues to help and loves every child at that school. Thank you Jennifer for loving all of our children the way you do and setting such a great example for them.

Callie New Posted over a year ago

Anytime I see ms claybrook in the hall with or without children she has a smile on her face. When with students they also have a smile on their faces. Children that need special help are lucky she’s in their life.

Janet Claybrook Posted over a year ago

Simply the best. Always going above and beyond.

Emily McClendon Posted over a year ago

She us such a Geniunely sweet person, always willing to help where she is needed. Very deserving of recongnition.

Christy Faircloth Posted over a year ago

Jennifer Claybrook is such an amazing teacher! She is an inspiration for the children she teaches and will stop at nothing to help a child. She is one of the most caring people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.

Leslie Loftin Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is one of the most selfless people I have ever known! I love working with her and seeing her love for her students. When they have a victory or celebration, her excitement for them overflows! There is no one more deserving of this honor! I have seen her change lives with her selflessness!

Angel Freeman Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is a blessing to our school and community. A real Angel among us.

Wendy Hodge Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is a world changer!

Chief David E. Barbour Posted over a year ago

Thanks for all that you do for the Children at DES. Keep up the Great work!

Kimberly Tyner Bowling Posted over a year ago

I met Jennifer in 1996 while doing my teaching internship at Dadeville High School. She was a wonderful student, so kind and genuine. It is no suprise she has grown into such an excellent educator and so highly revered by her students, their families, and her colleagues. Kuddos to you, sweet Jennifer!

Camilla Sellers Posted over a year ago

Congratulations Jennifer!!

Kristi Posted over a year ago

Jennifer, you go above and beyond in your school and community as you love and educate your “kids”. You ABSOLUTELY deserve this recognition!

Geni Abernathy Posted over a year ago

Ms. Claybrook is and was a God send for my son who has dyslexia and barely could read3yrs ago. She helped him build confidence and helped him do what he thought he couldn’t do. He loves her and she was wonderful in helping me also always there to listen and reassure me he was going to be okay. Always is there to help anytime whether during school or out when you see her. I know so many people feel the same way I do. Dadeville is lucky to have her. Also her students are extremely lucky to have such a dedicated and wonderful teacher!

Jelene Posted over a year ago

Jennifer’s students are like her own children. It is very evident that she loves them and loves her profession. She is an outstanding teacher. I appreciate all she does at DES.

Teri Stephenson Posted over a year ago

Congratulations Jennifer! You are so deserving of this honor!!!

Laura Daniel Posted over a year ago

Great teacher! We love her!

Lindsay Posted over a year ago

Jennifer does an amazing job!

Adrianne Posted over a year ago

She is amazing!!!

Dana Posted over a year ago

Thank you for all that you do for our Children at DES!!

Dana Posted over a year ago

What an outstanding teacher!!

Lisa East Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is a dedicated teacher who always considers the needs of her students above all else. I have been a colleague of Jennifer's in the past and saw first hand her devotion to her students. She continues to explore new options and techniques to improve her ability to provide optimal instruction to her students. She is truly a life changer!

David Thornton Posted over a year ago

Jennifer and I were fellow education majors at the University of Montevallo. Even though I left the profession to pursue my dreams of performing, I am so happy to see that she has stuck with the profession and proven to be the extremely capable, passionate, and influential educator that I knew she would become. I'm proud of her!

Tecoya Brown Posted over a year ago

I was fortunate to have Ms.Claybrook as one of my son's teachers 3 yrs ago. She is one of the most involved and caring teachers at DES, and to this day my son still thinks the world of her. On several occasions while visiting the school I have observed Ms. Claybrook actively engaged with her students. Her students appear to always have her full attention and I can see the passion in her eyes when she is working with them. As a professional in the community, I have also had several families that I have worked with to tell me how great of a teacher Ms. Claybrook has been to their child. I have heard nothing but spectacular things about Ms. Claybrook and there is no one more deserving of this award than she is! We definitely need more loving, caring, and passionate teachers like her!

Beth Copeland Posted over a year ago

Jennifer Claybrook is totally dedicated to both her students and their parents! She goes above and beyond her call of duty in order for them all to reach their highest potential. I was able to work with her as an Aide and saw her incredible work first hand. She is very deserving of this award!!!

Emily Patterson Posted over a year ago

I have known Jennifer all of her life but only in the last ten years have I known her in the education field. Jennifer is very dedicated to her teaching career. She goes above and beyond her duties to insure that her students are taken care of. She taker her jod seriously and loves every minute of it. We at Tallapoosa County and Dadeville Elementary School are so fortunate to have her in our system. Jennifer is very deserving of this nomination and award. She is certainly a Lifechanger for her students.

Emily Patterson Posted over a year ago

I have known Jennifer most of her life but just in the last 10 years have I known her in the Education field. Jennifer Is very passionate about her career and takes her jod very seriously. She loves her students and goes above and beyond to help them. Any school system would sure benefit from having her work for them and we are so fortunate to have her in Tallapoosa County. Her dedication is one to be proud of. Jennifer is very deserving of this nomination and award. She is certainly a Lifechanger for her students.

Julie Henthorne Posted over a year ago

I have known Jennifer since our college days. She has had a passion for children with special needs since day one. She is so natural in the classroom and makes all of her students feel loved. I can think of no other person more deserving than her!

Brooke Bailey Posted over a year ago

Great teacher and great person. Jennifer deserves this nomination and this award.

Maria Gutierrez Posted over a year ago

Mrs. Jennifer is an amazing teacher and person that really cares for students with disabilities. She has been a fabulous and selfless volunteer in LCARA's Summer Respite Care Camp assisting students with autism so parents can have a time for themselves to enjoy some respite time. I know she goes beyond school duties to help local families in meeting their needs. As an educator she tries to reach each individual student to be the best they can and maxim their potential. I have been honor to met some one like her, a true teacher that works outside the four walls of a classroom for the wellbeing of her students. I can't think of any other person more deserving of this reward.

Erin Hardin Posted over a year ago

My first experience working with children on the autism spectrum was as an assistant in Jennifer Claybrook’s classroom. My first morning on the job I arrived well before class time to find her already in a deep conversation with a parent. You could tell right away her involvement went beyond the classroom and I soon discovered it was the same for all her students. She didn’t just help them learn, she genuinely enjoyed them and loved them. Her heart for children is immense.

Michele Mrachek Posted over a year ago

Not sure there is a more deserving person for this award. What a difference she makes in the lives of those she touches! She is definitely a “life changer” to the students she teaches. The world needs more like her!

Tammi Trawick Posted over a year ago

Jennifer was an amazing teacher to our son! She sees the joy in every person and is able to bring their strengths to light. She is definitely a Life Changer!

Regina Kearley Posted over a year ago

I have known Jennifer for over a decade and have had the chance to be her friend and also be a colleague. Jennifer has a passion for children with disabilities that is unmatchable. I have known her to stay up until the wee hours of the morning making something to help a child access needed skills or information. She truly puts herself last behind the children she serves. She definitely deserves recognition for all she does for children and others with disabilities.

Gwendolyn Brown Posted over a year ago

Jennifer leads by example and I know that first hand. I had the pleasure of working with her as a teacher-aide and I remember so well how she was willing to push through ALL boundaries to make sure that kids with disABILITIES were going to be expected to excel with her help and she led us to make sure to help such be accomplished. Jennifer did not just do what takes place too often when working with students with disABILITIES. The students would master their IEP goals early with her and she was on it to make sure that new goals were in place. Often times, she would do many self checks and work with each student to see how they were excelling. Jennifer was not just willing to sit in a classroom when they would leave out for something like art or physical education, but she would join them and interact with them. The students knew that she deeply cared. We had one student that had a very difficult time going to the public library. Jennifer was determined with us to get him back into the community setting and not segregated due to him having a disABILITY and the mission was accomplished. It was a difficult challenge, but she went through it with us and helped along the way and it was such a joyous day. She is certainly tremendously deserving of having the honor to carry the title of a Life Changer of the Year!

Zolinda Cochran Posted over a year ago

I worked with Jennifer at a private facility for young children with autism. At that time I was retired as a public school special education teacher. Lots of experience with some special needs, but little knowledge of autism. Jennifer was so helpful to this novice veteran, and taught me lots! It was always a joy to see her interact (love) both her children and parents! I had the opportunity to observe her years later with her students at Dadeville. Her love for, and dedication to those children was as strong as I had observed previously when we worked together. She was very passionate and excited about what she was doing, and wanted to do for her students. Jennifer is definitely worthy of the honor of LifeChanger of the year - every year!

Chrystal Ingram Turner Posted over a year ago

Jennifer and I have been friends since we little girls and she deserves this honor more than anyone else i know. Jennifer is one of those teachers you only come across once in a great while. She is loved by her students, her students parents and he colleagues because she is kind, loving, hard-working, fun and genuinely cares about her kids. Jennifer has dedicated her life to helping children. This isnt just a 7am-3pm job Monday-Friday for her, it is a true passion that she does 24/7! Best of luck Jenn!

Hollie Cost Posted over a year ago

I had the pleasure of having Ms. Claybrook in special-education courses at the University of Montevallo. She is an incredible young lady with a huge heart for service. She takes every opportunity to reach out to students and truly impacts lives in process. I can think of no one more deserving of this award.

Kelley Shirley Posted over a year ago

I came to know Jennifer through our shared work at an Autism Treatment Center ten years ago. She poured every resource she had into our children - her time, her own money, her heart and her talents. For the children, she spent countless hours teaching new skills, planning new adventures and advocating for their success. For the parents struggling with the weight of a new diagnosis, she was a babysitter, a teacher of practical/functional home skills and someone who loved each child unconditionally. For her colleagues, she was a leader in her teaching practices, her ability to connect with her students and in her dedication to their success. —- I recently completed my 17th year as a practicing SLP and I will always count it a privilege to have worked with Jennifer. — I haven’t seen her in some time, but based on the comments left by others, I see that she has continued to be the World Changer that I knew her to be. ??

Laura Landrum Posted over a year ago

Jennifer does an amazing job!

Meredith Martin Posted over a year ago

Having worked with Jennifer I know first hand that she is truly a life changer! She cares deeply for her students and is committed to helping them succeed! She was also a wonderful, caring coworker as well!

Nick Posted over a year ago

Nobody is more deserving. My kids love her and very few people outside their family has loved them more

Ronda Reynolds Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is an incredibly special lady who changed our life. She never gave up on our son and always sees potential instead of disability. She is truly a one of a kind, gifted and compassionate teacher. There is no one more deserving of winning Life Changer of the Year.

Gloria Gittings Posted over a year ago

I've known Jennifer since she was a child. Her heart has always been giving to others. She is an amazing person and has given her life to teach children with disabilities. I know she makes a difference in every life she touches. Again and again I have heard accounts of her giving of herself and her time and talents to help those around her. She is constantly seeking to be of service and to meet the needs of others. She volunteers during the time that most would be taking a vacation. But that's Jennifer! Giving of herself is what brings her happiness. I am blessed to know her and call her a friend.

Barry Ingram Posted over a year ago

I have known Jennifer Claybrook her entire life and I can truthfully say that she in one of the most selfless people I have ever known. She ALWAYS puts others first regardless of how it affects her. She is one of those teachers that are truly a once in a lifetime find for any school system and DES is indeed lucky to have someone like her...the children that interact with Jennifer are the ones that are the winners. As I am at the school periodically picking up my grand kids, I see first hand the love the children have for Miss Claybrook! Everyone of them love her and have to tell her bye before going home. I know there are other candidates being considered for this prestigious award, but i can not imagine anyone that is more deserving than Jennifer Claybrook. Good luck Jennifer and God Bless!!!

Angel Ankerson Posted over a year ago

Not everyone can say they found their calling in life, but Jennifer can. An amazing teacher and loved by all the kids at DES including my own! Congratulations, Jennifer. What an honor!

Wendy Crane Posted over a year ago

Miss Claybrook is one of a kind. She takes her time with the children, and let's them know she cares. She breaks things down to wear those that have trouble understanding an assignment can actually understand and comprehend it. She has done amazing work with my child as well as others. She is not only a great representative for DES, but for the community as well. Thank you for all of your hard work.

Joy Brigham Posted over a year ago

She’s got my vote! Go Jennifer!

Camille Waid Posted over a year ago

A heart of gold and a stardust soul!!

Laura Lee Hughes Baldwin Posted over a year ago

Jennifer was one of my counselors at camp ASCCA! She is one of the kindest people I know! She made my time with her at camp awesome! she is the best!

Adam Johnson Posted over a year ago

I have known Jennifer for almost two decades and I can honestly say I have never met a more sincere, selfless person in my life time. She has devoted her life to those who many would cast aside and she is an inspiration. As an educator and as a community member, I can think of no one else whom I would rather have on my team than Jennifer Claybrook.

Megan Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is one of the absolute best people! She has a heart of gold and her passion for helping others is unmatched!

Stacy and Camila Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is the best. She always has a smile on her face. She is very deserving of this award!

Justin Edward Sistrunk Posted over a year ago

I like Jennifer, she has made a difference in my life and is very nice to me.

Laura Sistrunk Posted over a year ago

I know Jennifer outside of work, although outside of the school walls, you'd think you were still in her class room. Jennifer has a keen sense of those around her and pays special attention to those who are on the outside of group activities. She takes extra steps to include everyone and make sure no one is left out. While kids are the reason she is nominated for the award, Jennifer spends a large amount of her time outside of work caring for the elderly. From preparing meals, cleaning and personal care, she goes above and beyond in all areas of her life to make a difference others lives. I support her wholeheartedly to win this most deserving award!

Susan Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is a very rare blessing to those children and their families and there is not a more deserving person. She is a unselfish loving teacher. I hope she is awarded for her love and commitment tothese children.

James Pickard Posted over a year ago

Jennifer deserves this award. I've been volunteer with her at camp assca which is a camp for special needs children since 1999. She loves children with special needs and has a heart of gold.

Angelia Kittrell Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is amazing teacher with a huge heart and special abilitie to make her students love to learn. Working with kids with different types of learning problems is not always easy. She brings out the best in every student she is involved with.

Susan Thurmond Posted over a year ago

I have worked with Jennifer. She is an amazing teacher. She advocates for her students as well as their family. She works tirelessly for her students. I have never seen a more dedicated teacher in my 22 years of teaching. She truly makes a difference in the lives of her students and their families, and is an inspiration to her colleagues. I cannot imagine anyone more deserving of this award.

Chrissy Kaufman Posted over a year ago

Couldn't think of someone more deserving ??

Phil Peel Posted over a year ago

I have been fortunate enough to call Jennifer a friend, ever since we worked together at Camp Ascca back in the summer of 2001. I say fortunate as Jennifer is one amazing lady. It takes a special kind of soul to work with children and adults with complex disabilities and Jennifer is one of the kindest, caring and genuine people, I have ever met, and it doesn't surprise me at all that Jennifer has been nominated for this award.

Kaci Kanaday Posted over a year ago

Jennifer was placed in our life when we didn't know what to do or who to turn to. She is an amazing teacher and though love, patience, kindness, understanding, and her knowledge gets thru to these amazing kids. She not only helps the children but the parents and caretakers as well. She is definitely the one who deserves this award!

Beth Bryan Posted over a year ago

Woot!! Go Jennifer!

Julie Tangle Posted over a year ago

Words cannot begin to describe this special lady. In our house she was known as the autism whisperer. She managed in a few short years to teach our daughter hundreds of life skills at a crucial time in her life. Jennifer never hesitated to be the first to volunteer for even the worst tasks. Her ability to communicate and connect with special needs children is one thousand percent a gift from God. There are none in the field better than this one.

Shannon Posted over a year ago

I can not think of anyone else that is more deserving of this award. Jennifer has always had a special place in her heart for kids and more importantly those with special needs. She has a love and dedication for those kids like no one else.

Kim & Gabby Posted over a year ago

I'm not sure if there are enough words to describe what a truly great person Jennifer is,inside and outside of school.My daughter loves her with all of her heart,that means A lot to me.Gabby says we're actually kin to each other now,our fur babies are brother and sister, lol.Since we've moved she's cared enough and took the time to text and ask how Gabby was doing. If anyone deserves such an award it would definitely be her,she has a very loving aND giving heart.We should all strive to be more like her...Gabby says she loves you ...

Toni McCary Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is the best. She is so deserving of this title

Cam Ward Posted over a year ago

Jennifer single-handedly changed my daughter’s life with her love and teachings. It will be hard to ever find a better special education teacher than Jennifer!! I cannot thank her enough for her commitment to our child.

Barbara Cain Posted over a year ago

Yes, I agree that Jennifer is THE BEST. She loves and changes lives for the better. She helped our little granddaughter overcome her autism with learning life skills and growing in confidence. She’s a teen now, Beta Club, majorette, and a kind happy person just like Jennifer! What a blessing Jennifer Claybrook is to our family and so many others.

Greg Drake Posted over a year ago

This article about Jennifer is pretty spot on but it still doesn’t say enough about her. I have known her for years and she truly loves her job and the children she works with. I know there has been times where she has stayed up all hours of the night to do things for her “kids”. Even her free time she’s thinking of them or trying to figure out a way to improve something for them. She is an amazing woman and teacher. Either way I think we all have won by having her touch our lives in way or another.

Cassie Hall Posted over a year ago

Very well deserved! Jennifer is an amazing teacher who loves the kids and always puts their needs first. She would be the perfect person for the award

Amy Fuller Langford Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is an amazing, and gifted teacher. She is a wonderful friend to others, and puts her job first. There are teachers out there that may not always be great at what or how they teach, but she is the one you would want your child to have! She loves her kids!!

Paulina Gilliland Posted over a year ago

Jennifer has been a blessing to special needs children for many years. I worked along side her several years ago and she was impressive in her caring and willingness to do what it takes to work with all the children she came in contact with. She deserves this award!

Wesley claybrook Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is one of the nicest people I have the pleasure of knowing. She always puts others before herself and seems to know exactly how to brighten Your day. A rare find in today's society.

Colie atkinson Posted over a year ago

I have known Jennifer for over 10 years. She is one if the most kindhearted person that I have ever known. The dedication she has towards her job is amazing. She is one of the best.

Teri Stephenson Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is one of the kindest and genuine people I know. She loves her students deeply and would go above and beyond for them. She is so deserving of this honor! Our school is blessed to have her!

Candy Knox Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is such a blessing to our school. My child loves her and she is a caring teacher that wants the best for her students.

Nicole Moore Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is an outstanding person as well as a teacher. She has truly helped with my daughter and the reading disability that she has. Jennifer helped get my daughter the proper testing and help that she needs and she is doing great . Thank you Miss Jennifer Claybrook for all you do and the sacrifices you have made for all these special children.

Rhett Hanks Posted over a year ago

Ms. Claybrook is a very genuine person who always puts others first!

Ryan Gresko Posted over a year ago

I have had the opportunity to work with Jennifer over the last three years. The pride that she takes in her work is truly inspiring and her work ethic speaks for itself. She is caring, professional, and her love for guiding and mentoring her students is an inspiration. She is not only deserving of this award, but all awards!

Grace Talton Posted over a year ago

Words can not express how much we love her! Mrs. Claybrook goes out of her way to make sure that each child who walks through the doors at DES is touched by her kindness. Every parent can see it in their child's eyes, and that is what great educators do! Parents are always welcomed and encouraged by her also. Schools need more teachers like her!

Shaun Gunter Posted over a year ago

Ms. Claybrook is a wonderful teacher and is definitively what I would consider a lifechanger.  She helps out her students when they need it, going the extra mile.  She is very understanding and cares about all of the kids she has through out the day. She touches the hearts of many students. She loves being a teacher knowing that she gives students the education and attention that they need. She has a great personality and she is very well liked at Dadeville Elementary School. She goes beyond the call of duty and does so with a smile on her face.  She is at school early and there late making sure she has what she need to help her students get what they need. Ms. Claybrook is an exceptional teacher and  I would love to see her get this award.

LaShondra Tolbert Posted over a year ago

I met Ms. Claybrook several years ago during the after-school program at Dadeville Elementary School. Her caring spirit is immediately recognized, it is also evident how students migrate to her when they see her. Not just the students that she teach but other kids throughout the school. She is very soft-spoken but has a huge heart and love what she does as a teacher. If you could ever have a conversation with her, you would witness how her face light up and how excited she is when she speak about her students and her chosen career. I can't think of any other person more deserving of this reward. 

Clay Langford Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is a very dedicated and caring teacher. A teacher who goes above and beyond her duties on a consistent basis. The school system and especially her students, are very fortunate to have her. There is no question that she is deserving of this award and recognition.

Patty Hall Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is a super teacher. Tallapoosa County and especially Dadeville Elementary school are lucky to have such a great person and teacher! Thank you Jennifer for all the extra time and effort you put into helping our students!

Lisa Heard Posted over a year ago

Ms. Claybrook is one of the best teachers I have ever encountered. She goes above and beyond the call of duty and refers to each of her students as one of her babies. She works with them when she is off work and volunteers to assist parents with them when the students are away from school. She studies her craft and remains abreast of the latest research-based tools to better educate her students. She is self-less and is always looking for a better way to help her students. Ms. Claybrook is diligent and tenacious in performing her job duties, but she does her job with all of her heart. She is working on diving in a pond this winter to raise money for those who are in need. Ms. Claybrook is definitely a life changer because she changes the lives of her students, their parents and other teachers on a daily basis.

Judy Langford Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is the most loving and caring person I know!!!! She has been a friend for many years. She has helped our family through some tough times and good times. I love very much. I thing she is a great teach, well I know she is a great teacher.

Lecia Claybrook Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is an amazing teacher and person altogether! She is the model teacher that all parents and children love!

Lawanda Wilson Posted over a year ago

Jennifer Claybrook is an amazing teacher. She goes above and beyond for all students. I have watched her with my students and my children, and they adore her. She sees good and potential in every student. She is a joy to work with. She was my child's teacher and he is now 23. She impacted his life in such a special way. She remembers everything about him. She has changed his life and she is so worthy of this award. We are so lucky to have her.

Linda Copeland Posted over a year ago

It's my pleasure and honor to nominate Jennifer claybrooks she goes above and Beyond her duties to help her students I can't think of no one more deserving for this than Jennifer claybrooks

Kim Morse Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is an amazing teacher and has a loving and giving heart. She plays an important part at DES and we love her!

Linda B. Davis Posted over a year ago

Jennifer Claybrook represents the kind of teacher all parents would love for their child to have. You can trust that she will give her best for all students because she is definitely a “life changer” in the field of education.

Sharyn Marshall Posted over a year ago

Incredible and compassionate describes Jennifer. I have not met a child that did not love and adore her, which is what she gives each student.

Lyssa Riggins Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is one of the most dedicated teachers I have ever met. She truly loves her students and puts their needs above her own. She truly deserves this award.

Peter Holden Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is a fantastic teacher with true devotion toward her students and their families.

Rachael Haynes Posted over a year ago

Mrs Claybrook has done life changes to so many. Her companion to her students is great! Mrs Jennifer deserves this award is different ways! She truly loves her children. I see this each day! She Has a wonderful heart and is a wonderful person inside an out! God has bless her in soo many ways! Dadeville Elementary is so grateful to have her! We love you !!

Shannon Dark Posted over a year ago

I have known Jennifer all her life and she is one of the most caring loving people I have ever met! No one deserves this more than her!

Delilah Mynard Posted over a year ago

Even though I haven't known Jennifer as long as some, I see all of the attributes mentioned in her. I have sensed her compassion and caring for students. I am so proud and thankful for her and what she gives working with children.

Nancy Hatcher Posted over a year ago

She is definitely a life changer in action daily. I have seen her work with her students and she does an amazing job at reaching kids others can't.

L. Rogers Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is so deserving of this award. She is a dedicated and caring teacher. She truly loves children, and they love her too.

Stormi Gates Posted over a year ago

Jennifer absolutely is the best to help our kiddos! She's at school before and after hours every day!!!! Thanks for loving all of us!

Misty Barrett Wilson Posted over a year ago

I want to share again how this woman has turned her passion into PURPOSE! Yes, she works with those on the spectrum. She doesn't just "work" with them. . .she gets results! There are numerous stories I could share about her, but I would like to share about her work with a current 1st grader. When she met this child, he was barely speaking at age 4/5. Today, as a 1st grader, his reading level is above that of most of his general ed peers in his grade-level. This child lights up when he sees her because he know she loves him and will fight for him. She is an inspirational educator. The world needs more Jennifer Claybrooks!!

Pam Posted over a year ago

Congratulations!! #LCOY

S Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is so deserving of this recognition; hopefully she will get it. She is a wonderful teacher and camp counselor.

Landon Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is the nicest, most humble person I know. She deserves this recognition for all of her outstanding service over the years. Her students are truly blessed because teaching comes so naturally to her. She sincerely cares about her job and the children she leads. Jennifer is a hero to them.

Steven Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is a very dedicated teacher, and she deserves this nomination. She is an excellent leader and role model.

Kelly Posted over a year ago

Jennifer this is so exciting. You have earned this award. Good luck!

Jessica Posted over a year ago

Jennifer represents Dadeville in a very special way. She deserves this award.

Lindsey Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is a wonderful teacher and the most caring individual I know. There is no one that deserves this award more than her.

Jacob Posted over a year ago

Jennifer puts everything she has into her teaching and she loves the kids with all her heart. Congrats on the nomination you deserve it!!

Teresa B. Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is such a caring, dedicated teacher. She works diligently to ensure the academic, social, and personal goals of her students are met. Her students, past and present, are close to her. She gives much of herself and truly cares for her students! She is very deserving of this award!

Libbi holden Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is a fantastic teacher! She is devoted to the children, and their families! Well deserving!

Letecia Walton Posted over a year ago

She is a wonderful, kind-hearted teacher that loves each of her students. She does mind helping anyone that she can. She takes her job very serious.

Dan Gilliland Posted over a year ago

I have known Jennifer Claybrook for over 20 years. During this time Jennifer has served as not only a very special employee, but also a beloved friend. I have seen her serve others in a way that few have. I can place say without a doubt that in a field of many outstanding candidates, there could be no better choice for this award than Jennifer Claybrook.

Cole Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is an outstanding counselor at camp. She truly enjoys what she does, and it shows.

Corbin Posted over a year ago

I am so proud of you Jennifer!

Davis Posted over a year ago

Jennifer you are so deserving of this award, and your students will all be so proud of you.

Madi Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is very dedicated and deserves recognition for her selflessness.

Hillary Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is a great counselor at camp and always thinks of others first.

Wade Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is an outstanding individual in the community and deserves this great honor

Gil Posted over a year ago

So happy for you Jennifer!

Tina Posted over a year ago

So excited for you Jennifer! This is a great achievement and wonderful opportunity!

Chris Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is so loved in this community and a great asset to Tallapoosa County education!

Anonymous Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is one of the sweetest people I know. The children she teaches are her world, and it shows in the work she does. She is so deserving of this great achievement to recognize her for all that she does for others.

Cris Posted over a year ago

What Jennifer does everyday is a hard profession, but she is great at it. The children love her!

J Torbert Posted over a year ago

Jennifer deeply cares for all the children she teaches

Kristin Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is so deserving of this award! She is one of the sweetest people I know! Love you my friend!

Jared Posted over a year ago

Jennifer always puts others first

JT Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is so deserving of this honorable award.

JJ Posted over a year ago

Such an excellent role model!

Jay Posted over a year ago

Terrific!

Dana Harrelson Posted over a year ago

She is truly deserving of this Nomination!

Larry Barron Posted over a year ago

Congratulations, Jennifer, on this prestigious nomination. You are most deserving of this recognition.

Christi Jones Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is so deserving of this award! She puts her students first and her heart into her work!

Kimberly Pitchford Posted over a year ago

Jennifer truly loves what she does and it shows!! She is an excellent asset not only DES but Dadeville Alabama!

Sarah Posted over a year ago

She always has a smile :-)

S B Posted over a year ago

Terrific!

Neal Posted over a year ago

Way to go Jennifer!

Johnny Posted over a year ago

Jennifer good luck!

C T Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is one of the sweetest people I know.

Brandon Posted over a year ago

Go Jennifer!

Matt Posted over a year ago

Sweet

Steven Posted over a year ago

Very giving and generous

Mark Posted over a year ago

Such a worthy candidate!

Jessica Posted over a year ago

She’s so sweet and commendable

Steven Posted over a year ago

Way to go Jennifer!

Lindsey Posted over a year ago

What a great honor this is!

Jim Posted over a year ago

Such a sweet and deserving young lady

Melissa Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is very deserving of this award!

Kim Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is awesome!

Dianne Posted over a year ago

So proud!

Jamie Posted over a year ago

What a role model you are!

Alec Posted over a year ago

You deserve this!

Amie Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is the sweetest and most caring person I know.

Michelle Posted over a year ago

So happy for you!

Steve Posted over a year ago

Good luck!

Steve Posted over a year ago

Such an awesome achievement!!

Sharon Posted over a year ago

Jennifer deserves this award more than anyone!!

Amie Posted over a year ago

Go Jennifer!!

Elise williams Posted over a year ago

The Best!

Jean Gravette Posted over a year ago

JENNIFER has always had a huge heart for children that are challenged! She gives of herself selflessly and is such a blessing to many at her school and out!!!!

Michelle Daniel Posted over a year ago

She’s fabulous!

Debbie Floyd Posted over a year ago

Good Luck!

Debbie Brewer Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is a dedicated teacher who loves her students. She goes above and beyond what is required every day. Her students learn a lot and enjoy her class. She makes learning fun. After school hours, she tutors students and is involved with parents. She is an excellent choice because she is really a life changer for her students.

Tierra Posted over a year ago

What an honor. #LCOY

Stephanie Turner Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is the sweetest, most caring teacher and person anyone could meet. She volunteers her time to children with special needs. I’ve never seen her without a smile on her face. She deserves this honor. She has earned it.

Casey Posted over a year ago

I’m proud not only to call you a lifetime friend, but family as well. You portray in your life what others should strive to be. You put others before yourself, and you always have. Any child would be blessed beyond measure to have you as a teacher. I’m so happy for you!! There is no one more deserving of this award! #LCOY

Christie Davis Posted over a year ago

Congrats sweet friend!! You deserve this more than anyone. You have the most caring, giving, compassionate heart and I'm so proud of you!! Good luck #LCOY

Judy Williams Posted over a year ago

All true statements about Jennifer!! Way to go!!

Misty Wilson Posted over a year ago

This woman not only touches the lives of children, she impacts every teacher she works with. She is passion personified when it comes to educating children. I am proud of her!

Misty Wilson Posted over a year ago

This woman not only touches the lives of children, she impacts every teacher she works with. She is passion personified when it comes to educating children. I am proud of her!

Misty Wilson Posted over a year ago

This woman not only touches the lives of children, she impacts every teacher she works with. She is passion personified when it comes to educating children. I am proud of her!

Janis Yarbrough Posted over a year ago

Once in a while a grest teacher comes.along. Teachers are all special, Ms Jennifer Claybrook has a special gift about her. She goes the extra miles with her other workers, students and family. .We.sre proud you chose DES for all your love and talents. THANK YOU

Christy Chayka Posted over a year ago

This woman Is very special to our family! She has went above and beyond for my son. For this I am grateful. She genuinely cares for her students and it shows. Not just from her, but it shows in the love her students have for her. She deserves so much more for what she does. Thank you so much Miss. Claybrook!!! We love ?? you!

Sandra Duck Posted over a year ago

#LCOY With all that so truly said what more can be added to celebrate this amazing woman. She was my son's teacher in 2004-2005 and continues embracing who he is, also takes time out of her busy life to be my support and his friend/buddy at Camp Respite-Children's Harbor. She brings light in those minds of a seemingly dark sensory overloaded world. She teaches in the way the individual child can learn, not in the way we think they should learn. She embraces each individual child's uniqueness. "What most people don't know is that Most Special Education Teachers angels disguised as extraordinary humans

Sandra Duck Posted over a year ago

#LCOY With all that so truly said what more can be added to celebrate this amazing woman. She was my son's teacher in 2004-2005 and continues embracing who he is, also takes time out of her busy life to be my support and his friend/buddy at Camp Respite-Children's Harbor. She brings light in those minds of a seemingly dark sensory overloaded world. She teaches in the way the individual child can learn, not in the way we think they should learn. She embraces each individual child's uniqueness, angels disguised as extraordinary humans

Candy Posted over a year ago

This is awesome. You are more than deserving of this award. Congratulations on the nomination.

Tammy Templeton Posted over a year ago

Jennifer is one of the sweetest and most dedicated teachers that I know. She is always doing something for others, and with such a humble, patient and kind heart. I have known Jennifer for a long time and have had the honor of watching her become a beautiful lady, inside and out. Congratulations Jennifer!! I am so proud of you ??

Misty Wilson Posted over a year ago

This woman not only touches the lives of children, she impacts every teacher she works with. She is passion personified when it comes to educating children. I am proud of her!

Lauren Posted over a year ago

Can't think of anyone more deserving!!!

Diane Davis Posted over a year ago

Congratulations Jennifer Claybrook. So proud of you and the commitment and guidance you give these children every day.