Article from the Tennessean…..
Franklin parent named top volunteer
Melanie Balakit, firstname.lastname@example.org 1:30 p.m. CDT September 30, 2015
The Tennessee School Boards Association honored a Franklin parent for her exemplary volunteer service at a recent district meeting.
Franklin Special School District parent Misty Woodford won the Mid-Cumberland Region School Volunteer of the Year Award.
Woodford, a full-time Realtor, is active within the parent-teacher organizations at the school and district level. She’s also led several community events.
This year, Woodford coordinated a playground renovation at Moore Elementary, beginning with fundraising and culminating with a special celebration brick walkway commemorating donor families and sponsors. She also led efforts to provide clothing, shelter, bedding and food for several homeless students in the district.
Woodford serves in leadership positions for Moore Elementary’s PTO and is a member of the FSSD Executive PTO. She works many hours for students and families in need, putting together and delivering the GraceWorks Fuel Bags for students to have food at home over the weekends.
“We are very proud of Mrs. Woodford’s award as Mid-Cumberland’s Volunteer of the Year,” said FSSD Director of Schools David Snowden in a media release. “We are fortunate to have wonderful parents, grandparents and other community members who are willing to volunteer in the FSSD to support the children and the personnel in each school.”
Moore Elementary School Principal Lisa Burgin nominated Woodford for the award. Woodford will be considered for state recognition at the TSBA annual convention in November.