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MISD Counselor Receives LifeChanger Nomination

LifeChanger Midlothian ISD Counselor Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award 

J.A. Vitovsky Elementary School counselor Lori Huff has been nominated for the 2016-2017 national LifeChanger of the Year award. 

Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, the national LifeChanger of the Year program recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 public and private school educators and employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership. 

Huff was nominated by a colleague who wishes to remain anonymous. 

Ms. Huff is the first person these students reach out to on campus,” said her nominator. “She stays focused and makes it a daily priority to help students, meeting with several small groups of students each week to counsel them based on their individual needs. She also conducts guidance classes by grade level each month. All of the extra things she does for students make a big difference in their lives. 

Each school year, the LifeChanger of the Year program receives hundreds of nominations from all 50 states and the District of ColumbiaFor 2016-2017, there will be a total of 15 individual LifeChanger of the Year awardsIn addition, a 16th prize, the “National Spirit Award,” is given to the school and nominee whose community demonstrates the most support for their nomination. Each winner will receive cash award that is split between the individual winner and their school. The national Grand Prize award is $10,000. Winners are announced via surprise award ceremonies held at their schools. The top five winners will also be honored at a national awards ceremony in NaplesFlorida. Winners will be announced in Spring 2017. 

Winners will be chosen by a selection committee comprised of former winners and education professionals. Nominees must be school district employees. Award winners are selected based on the following criteria: 

  • A proven ability to make a beneficial difference in the lives of students 
  • An ability to positively add to the development of the school's atmosphere 
  • Is involved in leadership activities at the school and/or community level 
  • A demonstrative record of excellent performance at the professional level 
  • A commitment to producing a nurturing atmosphere 
  • Adherence to high moral and ethical standards