Values Ambassador Spotlight: Autumn Parker
By: Heartspring Marketing
This month's Values Ambassador is described as "walking sunshine." With her cheery nature, she shares positivity with all those around her. She also has a deep caring for our students, and she helps them have fun while also engaging in creative learning opportunities. Congratulations to Heartspring Paraeducator Autumn Parker! We interviewed Chief Operating Officer Julie Noller on her nomination.
Why did you nominate Autumn?
Autumn has a joyful enthusiasm for working with our students. She understands that it is truly important for our kids and staff to have fun!
Do you have examples of Autumn going above and beyond?
When I sent out an email asking for volunteers to create art opportunities and activities for our students on Sunday afternoons, I received a long email from Autumn full of great ideas! She also volunteered to come in and help with Sunday Funday every week. In addition to Sunday Funday, Autumn has helped come up with arts and crafts ideas for the group homes. She has also come in on unscheduled days to prepare activities and get them out to the homes.
What is she like to work with?
Autumn is like walking sunshine. It's impossible not to smile when she is around.
How much do you think her work impacts the children and families we serve?
Her work impacts our children and families in profound ways.
When I talk to people about what makes Heartspring different, I talk about the fact that we genuinely like and care for our students. This has an incredible direct impact on our students and their families. Can you imagine having a paraeducator working with you all day, knowing that person didn't like you? It would be awful! Then, put yourself in the position of the parents: imagine leaving your child with someone who didn't like them. Seeing joyful relationships like Autumn models with her students gives the parents invaluable peace of mind.
Autumn, we cannot thank you enough for your commitment and dedication to our students and our values. Thank you for your hard work, and congratulations on your nomination. Employees like you are the reason our mission shines!