Meet Liz Hevener, this month’s winner of the Mission Federal Success Maker Award. Each month, staff members are nominated by colleagues for taking incredible efforts to create conditions for student success at Walker.
Technically Liz is enrollment specialist for our site. Her gifts and skills, however, have her contributing in numerous ways that make Walker an amazing place to be. For so many families, she is a safe, point of contact for our school. Being bilingual, she is able to meet families where they are at, and help them get what they need. Being compassionate, she communicates welcome and respect. Nominated as Classified Staff of the Year twice in her short tenure at Walker, Liz’s contributions are noticed by colleagues as well. In the words of one colleague, “Liz goes above and beyond (and out of her way) to help emerging bilingual students navigate coming to a new school...she helps kids understand that Walker wants them and they’ll be successful in their time here and beyond.”
When Liz is not at school serving students and families, she can be found hosting parties and at her son Auggie’s soccer games.
What she likes most about serving families at Walker is knowing that she is helping others and seeing students and parents happy.
In honor of Liz’s efforts, she will receive $100 in tools/ items of her choice to propel future family engagement or learning. Congratulations Liz!