Shayla Jones, site coordinator at the Marietta Performance Learning Center at Woods-Wilkins, was selected as one of six recipients nationwide to receive a 2011 Communities In Schools Unsung Heroes Award, according to a Marietta City Schools press release.
Communities In Schools is the nation's largest dropout prevention organization. The CIS Unsung Heroes Awards celebrate members of the national network who demonstrate excellence in their work.
“This truly is a well-deserved honor,” Marietta City Schools superintendent Dr. Emily Lembeck said in the release. “Shayla works in an exemplary manner to meet the specific needs of our students at the PLC. Her skills, talents and passion are valued and really make a difference.”
Jones was the only Georgia nominee for the award.
“This award recognizes their unique gift of building life-giving relationships that help transform lives," said Gary Chapman, M.S.W., Ed.S. executive vice president national network CIS National Office.
Unsung Heroes will receive their awards during a celebration in Washington, D.C., in the fall.