Staff Spotlight: Honoring Laura Haskew, maaps award nominee (Part 7)

Several Latham staff members were recently nominated for the Albert E. Trieschman Memorial Award for Exceptional Direct Service to Children* given annually by the Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools (maaps). Laura Haskew from our Children’s Services team was nominated for her outstanding work in supporting our students. Multiple staff members nominated Laura for the Trieschman Award; excerpts of her nominations follow:

I have had the privilege of working with Laura Haskew for the entire six years she has been with the agency. Laura has proven herself to be a caring and compassionate leader for both the staff and students within our program. There is never a task that Laura encounters that she cannot solve with level-headed confidence, and she has shown herself to be an inspiration to those around her. Her reliability and insight into the work we do give me and many others the confidence to better serve the individuals we work with. She can always be counted on, and her contributions to the Latham team can never be truly quantified. Simply put, Laura helps make Latham an amazing place to be, and I cannot thank her enough for that.

Laura fills a variety of roles throughout the program including as Supervisor Designee, always ensuring that the children receive the most compassionate care. Laura actively listens to the students and maintains a solution-focused approach to any issues that may arise. Laura continually maintains a positive attitude, even in the most stressful circumstances. Laura takes the time to build relationships with the students, helping them grow into positive young adults. Laura’s contribution is not flashy but rather a strong steadiness that has been missing in the lives of so many of our students. Latham is fortunate to have someone like Laura Haskew.

Congratulations, Laura, on your award nomination!

* The Albert E. Trieschman Memorial Award for Exceptional Direct Service to Children is intended to acknowledge superior direct service contributions to special needs children by a clinician, specialist or child care worker whose performance and achievement reflect the high principles of the profession and the Association as set forth in the ethical and professional standards of maaps and as required by the complex demands associated with serving special needs children.

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