A life not lived for others is not a life
Join us in a resounding applause for Barbara, our newest Consuela Viva Babe recipient! With an awe-inspiring 25 years of counseling experience spanning from young children to college students, Barbara embodies the true spirit of ridiculously awesome dedication and care. She doesn't just fulfill her responsibilities; she goes above and beyond, advocating tirelessly for students facing behavioral, mental, and physical challenges. Barbara's commitment knows no bounds—her days frequently extend beyond her typical work schedule.
Barbara is a beacon of compassion and support, pouring her heart and resources into those she counsels. She leaps over hurdles, advocating for support when it comes to prioritizing the needs of children. She is much more than a counselor; she's a guardian angel, providing unwavering care and oversight for approximately 1000 children, including students with various special needs, bilingual students, and children facing challenging life circumstances. Barbara shows the same dedication to the staff at her school and her entire school community.
One can't help but be inspired by Barbara's tireless dedication. From early mornings to late hours, she creates havens of peace and comfort, ensuring every child feels safe and cherished when entering her office. Her friend and nominator, Peggy, expressed having the privilege of witnessing Barbara prepare hot breakfasts and heartfelt treat bags, offering solace to children with special needs. Her staff doesn't just admire her; they recognize her as a remarkable force of positivity and compassion. Barbara, you're a walking embodiment of kindness and grace. Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition!
Barbara’s favorite quote is: "A life not lived for others is not a life" by Mother Teresa.