L. A. Unified Parent Center Representative Nominated for National ‘Lifechanger of the Year’ Award

LOS ANGELES – East Valley High School Parent Center Representative Lillybeth Reveles has been nominated as a 2014-2015 National LifeChanger of the Year.

The national program annually recognizes K-12 school district educators and employees who are making a significant difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership.

“Mrs. Reveles has worked diligently in conjunction with students, faculty, staff, business and community partners in her efforts to include and support parents," said East Valley High School Principal Carrie Allen. “Her commitment and dedication has been a tremendous asset to our school family and beyond! Without question, Mrs. Reveles embodies all of the qualifications described for this award.”
Reveles was nominated by school Librarian Valary White. “Mrs. Reveles is a warm, hard-working women who welcomes parents and students to campus and helps them strive towards their educational goals,” said White.
Reveles takes it upon herself to translate parent-teacher conferences for those who do not speak English. She also holds study halls before and after school to help students with homework, and even calls parents about school events, keeping them informed.
"Connecting with parents and helping them engage in their students' educations serves a critical function at our schools and in our communities,” said Board Member Mónica Ratliff. “I am very pleased to see a Parent Center Director from our area being honored as a National LifeChanger of the Year."
Each school year, the  program receives hundreds of nominations. Ten winners will receive cash awards split between the individual winner and their school. The  grand prize  is $10,000. The top three winners will be  honored at a ceremony.
Supporters of Reveles are encouraged to visit the site and leave positive comments on her profile. The selection committee will consider this feedback when choosing winners next spring.