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2023-2024 CHPS Employee of the Year - Leueen Saavedra

Columbia Heights Public Schools is excited to announce that our CHPS Employee of the Year for 2023-2024 is Leueen Saavedra, our CHPS Cultural Liaison!

At the June 11, 2024 Board of Education meeting, Leueen was celebrated and recognized by the BOE, coworkers and family members.

Leueen has been with CHPS since 2010, where she started as an Urban Liaison at Highland Elementary. Leueen is currently our CHPS Cultural Liaison where she is the first person our new students and families see when they come to enroll at CHPS. In the Placement Center, Leueen is not only in charge of enrollment, but is a resource for many families and community members as they move into our community and school district. Leueen is also an incredible resource for all of our families, especially to our Spanish-speaking and immigrant families, as she is bilingual in English and Spanish, and moved to the United States from Bolivia in 2007! CHPS is so thankful to have her as a part of our Hylander family.

Congratulations Leueen! Very well deserved!