Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: Beth Schubert
Unsung Hero 2016 Beth Schubert
February 12, 2016
Honoree: Beth Schubert, Puyallup
Nominator: Angela Fish
Beth is first and foremost a wonderful mother, who puts the needs of her children and her family first. She helps her daughter navigate the Running Start program and her many extra-curricular activities.
Beth also homeschools her son who has both autism and a neuromuscular condition. He had to be taken out of public school due to the issues they had getting him an appropriate education for his special needs, and he is now thriving at home.
Despite her own health issues that had her in critical care a number of times, she completed her education and is now a Registered Nurse, serving with the very nurses who took care of her when she was hospitalized. In between all of these things, she also volunteers extensively.
Beth is the Director for Camp Promise for children who have neuromuscular conditions, and she also is the Director for the Miss Exceptional Pageant, which is a pageant for young ladies that experience special needs. Her work with the camp for the Jett Foundation and the pageant for the Exceptional Families Network impacts many local special needs families. She also always ready to give advice related to special education advocacy, and she has lots of great gluten-free recipes for anyone who asks.
Beth has a constant positive spirit, never-ending creativity and boundless energy that she willingly shares with all who come into contact with her. To know her is to call her friend, and we all need more friends like Beth.
Seattle's Child is proud to once again sponsor the Unsung Heroes being honored in February by the Department of Early Learning’s Strengthening Families Washington. Every day this month we'll present an Unsung Hero on seattleschild.com. Nominations are accepted from around the state and and include biological parents, grandparents, foster and adoptive parents. Some volunteer at local schools; some have started nonprofit organizations; some mentor others in their communities. All honorees are true heroes - outstanding caregivers doing important work on behalf of children.
February 1 Honoree: Shelly Willis
February 2 Honoree: Yvette Dear
February 3 Honoree: Teresa Garcia
February 4 Honoree: Chandra Reeves
February 5 Honoree: Carrie Fanin
February 6 Honoree: Joyce Mallinger
February 7 Honoree: Monty Richman
February 8 Honoree: Vallerie Fisher
February 9 Honoree: Kristina Wendorf
February 10 Honoree: Joanne Coriell