With nearly 15 years of service under her belt, Diane Brendle has made a lasting impact on education in Macon County. Last month, the Macon County Board of Education recognized Brendle for her efforts as a teacher assistant by naming her the 2013 Support Person of the Year.
“Being named Support Person of the Year is a great honor and I am very humbled that my peers think so much of me,” said Brendle. “I love children and working with them – it is my passion. You get to watch children bloom and grow throughout the school year and the years beyond. If you have a child that is really struggling and then they finally start making progress you are so excited and proud of them. They give so much unconditional love each and every day. I really enjoy coming to work each morning and seeing their smiling faces. If you are having a bad day they always have a hug or a smile to cheer you up. I thank God every day for giving me the opportunity to change the lives of children.”