Betty Chandler

Position: Parent Resource Liaison

School: Eccleston Elementary

School District: Orange County Public Schools

City, State: Orlando, Florida

About the Nominee: Ms. Chandler has been a part of the Eccleston Community her entire life. She has worked with Orange County Public Schools for over 40 years and now works at Eccleston Elementary, helping to provide resources such as food and clothing for our students and their families. She has an enormous heart and will do anything for anybody. She gives herself away to meet the needs of families that may be less fortunate and seeks help from various agencies to donate food, clothing, furniture, appliances, or other necessities to keep families thriving! She works with donors to supply clothing and new shoes to students and works with families to help them find housing and jobs, helping with utilities as well as access to education for themselves and their children. She has changed the lives of so many families for the better! Recently, she secured 400 tickets for the students to travel to see the Chocolate Nutcracker live. The majority of the students would not have had the opportunity to do that without the provided tickets and transportation. Ms. Chandler always has open arms for the students, parents, and teachers. Anyone who needs help, she will go the extra mile to help them out. Some call her the "energizer bunny" because the minute she steps into the school, she is non-stop running to assist parents and teacher. Her dedication to helping families runs deep. She is a blessing to all she meets.