Patricia Wallace Recipient of Debby Reynolds Award

Patricia Wallace Awarded the Debby Reynolds Award

The Debby Reynolds Award recipient for the 2019-2020 school year is Patricia Wallace. Ms. Wallace is the school social worker at Oak View Elementary, where she previously taught, subbed, and was a parent. She was described as someone who “advocates for all our students as if they were a part of her family.” While fulfilling her duties as the school social worker, she also runs a clothing closet, oversees a food pantry, ensures students’ physical needs are met, and coordinates the food backpack program for the school. In addition, as the Intervention Support Team coordinator, she leads the efforts to provide low-performing students with appropriate interventions to move them toward succeeding in school, and, as the attendance team leader she works with families to reduce any barriers they face in getting their children to school every day. In short, she is someone the families at Oak View–both present and past–know that they can count on to help them in any way that is needed.