Position: Instructional Aide
School: LaVille Elementary School
School District: Union-North United School Corporation
City, State: Lakeville, IN
Music that Describes Patty
Patty Shaffer was nominated by her principal, Hope Amor.
"Many people underestimate the role of instructional aide," explains Amor. "Instructional aides pull small groups, cover lunch and recess duties, serve as substitutes, and step up to the plate whenever there's help needed. They are the people behind the scenes that keep the school running smoothly."
"Patty Shaffer is one of LaVille Elementary's instructional aides, and she is more than worthy of this LifeChanger Award. We believe it's time to put her in the limelight," said Amor.
"Patty has worked for Union-North United School Corporation as an instructional aide for ten years. She has devoted much of her life to serving our students and staff. Recently, Patty developed breast cancer and is currently battling it. When I visited her this week, she shared that she couldn't wait to come back to her 'beloved job' and continues to appreciate the little things. Her work is a huge chunk of her heart, and we cannot wait to welcome her back," said Amor.
"Based on the many years of service, the battle she is currently fighting, and the positive outlook she continues to have, she would be honored and deserving of this recognition," said Amor.