During the ceremony, LCDJGS honored Chris Young, Director of Student Services at Painesville City Local Schools as the Child Advocate of the Year.
The Lake County Department of Job and Family Services dedicated this award to Mrs. Young because she “is an unwavering and dedicated supporter for all students in the Painesville City School System. Chris is an advocate for students with disabilities and for families who have the unfortunate experience of being homeless. Chris always has the best interests of her students and encourages her staff to do the same and to provide the best education possible. Chris regularly speaks to social workers and alternative education programs to help provide the best placements possible for students who have been displaced from their families.”
Assistant Superintendent Dr. Josh Englehart mentioned that “Chris never deviates from her core values, and she puts kids at the center of each and every decision. Chris is personally invested in, and has an unwavering commitment to, every child she seeks to support. She is truly a model as an educational leader, all the while demonstrating great humility and shunning the spotlight.”
Superintendent John Shepard also added, “Mrs. Chris Young dedicates her time and efforts to meet the needs of all PCLS students. She continues to advocate for students with special needs and their families.”
Congratulations Mrs. Chris Young!