2015-2016 LifeChanger Award Winner: Lee Kaiser

Lee Kaiser is a counselor at Centreville Elementary School, part of the Fairfax County Public Schools in Centreville, VA. Students, colleagues and community members are all better for having the opportunity to work alongside Mr. Kaiser.

On April 8th, we surprised Mr. Kaiser at a school-wide pep rally to let him know that he won a LifeChanger Award this year! Mr. Kaiser will be receiving a $1,500 personal cash award, as well as a $1,500 donation to his school, Centreville Elementary.

Lee Kaiser

Mr. Kaiser draws upon his passion and skills to effectively encourage students to become more efficacious and proactive in setting and reaching the goals they desire to achieve. Students make positive, dramatic progress with his assistance. Students, parents, staff and FCPS colleagues consistently report that the support Mr. Kaiser has provided has been invaluable. It is not unusual for former students to seek him out to thank him for the difference he has made in their lives.

Mr. Kaiser is a humble, highly effective advocate for the students. He is also a true catalyst and an energetic force for the positive change at Centreville Elementary School. One of Mr. Kaiser’s admirers reflects on the words spoken by Albert Einstein: “Example isn't another way to teach. It's the only way to teach." Mr. Kaiser is that example and students, colleagues and community members are all better for having the opportunity to work alongside him.

To read the comments left for Mr. Kaiser, visit his nominee profile here.