Position: Social Worker
School: Mountain View Elementary School
School District: Putnam County Schools
City, State: Hurricane, WV
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Ali Dawson was nominated by her colleague, Brenda Doss.
Ms. Dawson is one amazing young lady. Her role is social worker, but what she gives back far exceeds her job title. Ms. Dawson gives to her students and community because she loves them greatly and wants to see them become the best individuals possible.
Ms. Dawson is a planner, and she tackles any task in front of her. She will use all resources to meet students' needs. For example, her school often receives shoes requested for needy students. She has a clothing closet in her office that she has organized to provide students with clothing at any given time. She's so committed to providing a safe environment for students that she has gone to a student's home, cleaned their apartment, and provided the student with new bedding to give them a clean, safe environment.
Ms. Dawson continually shows great compassion for disadvantaged students, whether they are socially, emotionally, or economically lacking. Her acts of service to her students, school, and community are inspiring and encouraging. Her bright smile, encouraging words, and good work positively influence all those she encounters.
"She is a dynamic social worker for our schools and is most deserving of this award. Whether Ali receives this award, I know she will continue to give guidance and ethical direction to those most in need. We love our Ali Fisher Dawson," said Doss.