Methodist Children’s Home annually recognizes staff who exemplify our Core Values. Staff are nominated by their peers and recognized at an all-staff meeting.
The Core Values for MCH are:
Betty Morrow, school coordinator, received the 2015 Core Award for Hope at the all-staff meeting in October. The recipient of the Core Award for Hope is someone who believes in the possibilities of the future.
According to Morrow’s nomination, “Betty is a dedicated and professional employee with a heart of gold. She embraces the Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) model of care and incorporates this model into her daily interactions with the students. She encourages students to reach their potential and work to achieve their goals by discussing their future plans and making them aware of opportunities to be successful. Betty works closely with the public schools, outside programs and Transition Service staff to ensure our students are getting their individual needs met. She takes pride in maintaining an open flow of communication and making sure staff and students have the information they need to make good decisions about their future.”
“I was both humbled and appreciative of receiving the MCH Core Value for Hope,” said Morrow. “The scripture, Jeremiah 29:11, that says ‘For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to give you hope and a future,’ I really try to live by this every day. Really listening to what our students are saying motivates me to encourage them to get a good education plan for their future. I have never had a student laugh at me for reminding them of the childhood story, ‘The Little Engine That Could.’ It is gratifying to later tell a student ‘I knew you could!’”
Amy Grisham, director of school support and Morrow’s supervisor had this to share, “Betty’s intentional and caring nature offers a hope filled environment to all students she serves. She helps them set reasonable and attainable goals. Thank you Betty for giving our students hope for a bright future.”