Caitlin is dedicated, talented, committed, selfless, knowledgeable, supportive, and a deserving recipient of May Institute’s Exceptional Service Award. The dedication she has towards her job, her students, and her fellow staff members is evident in so many ways it would be impossible to list them all!
She sacrifices daily to ensure her students and staff are supported and seen. She rarely asks for anything for herself despite the overwhelming amount of work and stress she is under every day.
Caitlin is a sounding board for clinicians because she knows our students better than most, and has incredible insight that enables better, more individualized programming. She is faced with discouraging circumstances daily and just keeps going. She keeps us going. One day without her and the hole is palpable given the role she serves.
Most days her job doesn’t include those things she is most passionate about, but she continues to find joy, reasons to laugh, and reasons to feel hopeful for our Core and our students. We could not have brought Core E to its current level without Caitlin. She is the literal heart and soul of this Core, and many of us couldn’t do our jobs without her.
She deserves everything I could ask for her – accolades, recognition, and awards. Her commitment, loyalty, and the amount of love she brings to the May is what we struggle to find in our employees. We are all truly blessed to have Caitlin as a part of our Team!
Nominated by Jessica Cohenour, Yannick Schenk, May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Randolph, Mass.
Quote from her community:
“When your child moves to a residential setting, you put a lot of trust in the people who will be caring for him or her. Questions like: who will fight for my child, who will give my child a hug when they are sad, who will celebrate their joys with them? All those questions have been answered with Caitlin.” – Amante Coppes, May Parent
See all of the pictures from the event on our Flickr album!