ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT OF THE YEAR
Elizabeth Wilson is a graduate of Saugatuck High School and Grand Rapids Community College. For the past 28 years, she has served as the Athletic Administrative Assistant at Saugatuck Public Schools.
In addition to her work in educational athletics, Elizabeth is also the PowerSchool manager, Pupil Accounting coordinator, substitute teacher coordinator, and a game manager for all middle school and football athletic events at Saugatuck. She is responsible for the coordination of officials and finances for all sports and clubs. For the past 12 years she has helped to organize the MITCA and Regional track meets and is a founding member of the Heart Team at Saugatuck, which was named as a “Heart Safe” school.
Dr. Timothy Travis, Superintendent of Saugatuck Schools, writes “All small schools have ‘that person’ who seems to know how to connect people, solve problems, and get things done. Liz Wilson is ‘that person’ for Saugatuck Public Schools. Liz is first and foremost an advocate for our students and parents and routinely gives of her time to improve the school experience for our students. While many school employees go above and beyond for a time, there are few in my experience who have continued to serve with the same enthusiasm as Liz.”
Elizabeth has served on the MIAAA Awards Committee and the MIAAA Administrative Assistants Committee, while also serving as a session presider and helping to prepare packets for the annual conferences. She has received her 5-10-15-20, and 25 year Dedicated Service Awards from the MIAAA, a 15-year service award from the Michigan Pupil Accounting Association, and was named the Michigan Support Person of the year in 2004.
Elizabeth was president of the Saugatuck PTO for seven years, an NEA Education Support Professional member, and a member of the Saugatuck Douglas Art Club. She serves on the Douglas Community Church Youth Advisory Committee, is an NCA Chairperson, a class sponsor, and the Saugatuck Middle School yearbook advisor. Elizabeth has been married for 38 years and has two children, Taylor and Nicholas.
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