Maria Perez, House Manager, was awarded the Inspiration Award at the Annual Banquet and Dinner held Dec 4. This award is presented annually to an InspirationField employee who upholds the mission of InspirationField and goes above and beyond to fulfill their everyday duties.

Each year InspirationField presents the Inspiration Award to an employee who truly is the definition of excellence. An employee is seelected who is not only a leader, but a role model, someone who inspires others and asks more of herself or himself than others do!

Program Supervisor Julia Hoeppner commented, “We are very proud of Maria and all her hard work. Maria goes above and beyond for the individuals we support and she is very deserving of this award.”

Throughout the year, employees are nominated by their fellow coworkers for the Employee of the Quarter Award. Each recipient receives a $100 bonus and becomes eligible for the annual Inspiration Award which includes a $500 bonus.

The other employees that were nominated for the Inspiration Award included: Employee of the 1st Quarter – Maria Perez, 2nd Quarter – Samantha Owen, 3rd Quarter – Brianna Apodaca, and 4th Quarter – Steven Morales.

Maria has always been there for the individuals. She has made outstanding bonds with each individual that she has worked with. She is always willing to help out when needed. She has helped individuals achieve their goals and much more. Maria has taken the lead in organizing for the Special Olympics, for the Parade of Lights, and in completing individual videos and recreation events. She ensures that the individuals are involved in activities in the community and listens to the individuals regarding their dreams.

With each of the individuals in the group home where Maria works, she has created special relationships through her hard work, leadership, and dedication. Maria’s passion and motivation are well worth the recognition and are a true inspiration to all direct care staff!

We would like to thank Maria for her dedication to InspirationField!