Dedham resident Diana Marrero was recently presented with an award for her work with homeless children through the nonprofit, Horizons for Homeless Children.
According to a news release from the organizations, Marrero was presented with the 2012 Sue Heilman Award for Excellence for her “dedication to improving the lives of homeless children and their families.”
Marrero has been a teacher at the Schoen Family Community Children’s Center for 13 years and is known for her positive energy and problem solving skills.
"Diana is eager to learn and deepen her knowledge of child development and best practices,” the statement said. “She has a profound respect for the parents and extended family members and works closely with them to ensure that the children in her care thrive and grow.”
The event also included an address by Sherri Killins, commissioner of Early Education and Care for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and recognized the organization’s 1,500 Playspace Activity Leaders who spend time in the shelters each week.
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