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Her Legacy Lives On Through Her Students

CIS of Northwest Texas
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All In For Students Award Recipient 2016: The award is presented to site coordinators who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to students. With acts of love and transformation, these Heroes are the best at what they do.

Kim Matthews was known for her unwavering spirit and positive attitude. Some of the people around her didn’t realize how sick she was because she always wore a smile through any pain or suffering. Diagnosed with liver cancer, Kim would go for chemotherapy and surgeries, yet somehow make it back to campus to take care of her students. Her devotion to her children and her community made her death that much more devastating to the families of Chapel Hill Elementary in Mount Pleasant Texas, where Kim had served as a site coordinator for the past 10 years. The day before she died, Kim met with the school administration at Chapel Hill Elementary School in Mount Pleasant, Texas. She knew she was going to miss the start of the school year because of an upcoming surgery and recovery time, so she wanted to make sure the school staff knew the needs of each family and student she served. If she couldn’t be there, she wanted to make sure someone would be. Kim embodied what it means to be a site coordinator, and her legacy lives on in the students to which she dedicated so much time, energy and love. 

- January 2016

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