STUDENTS IN THESE SCHOOLS CAN ACHIEVE AND SUCCEED BECAUSE OF THE EFFORTS OF PEOPLE LIKE BUFF. WHETHER SHE'S TEACHING, HELPING, OR RAISING FUNDS FOR OUR EDUCATIONAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, BUFF MAKES A DIFFERENCE!
Buff is a teacher in Mart, Texas, and was nominated by longtime friend Stacey. Buff and Stacey taught together at Buff’s former school in Axtell, Texas. Both communities are rural, with a significant population of low socioeconomic students. “That's not extraordinary at all because we know that there are schools like these scattered throughout the country,” Stacey says. “What is extraordinary, however, is that students in these schools can achieve and succeed because of the efforts of people like Buff. Whether she's teaching, helping, or raising funds for our educational non-profit organization, Buff makes a difference!”
Buff has been a quiet donor, giving students who didn’t have the means a chance to participate. “I've seen her pay deposits for senior trips, graduation gowns and invitations, clothing, hygiene supplies, food, and more for students whose parents couldn't afford to provide these things, and those students to this day don't know who their benefactor was,” Stacey says.
Buff also achieves extraordinary success in the classroom. Stacey says, “She has extremely high standards for her students, and she pushes them to accomplish more than they imagine. Her students succeed at far greater rates than one might expect. This is because they know she cares.” She’s there for them, building homecoming floats, sponsoring clubs, and cheering them on at sporting events.
You can also find her actively involved in her community, from little league to community meals, church, and alumni organizations.⠀
For all the ways you are lifting the lives of others, we commend you, and thank you, Buff! Bravo!