Edmonds Elementary paraeducator wins Governor’s Lifesaving Award

Candie McHaffie

Congratulations to Edmonds Elementary School paraeducator Candie McHaffie, who received a Governor’s Lifesaving Award for performing the Heimlich Maneuver on a student who was choking during lunch last spring.

McHaffie received the award at a conference in Tacoma last week. While McHaffie says modestly that she was “just doing her job,”  Edmonds Elementary Principal Melissa Oliver notes she was “doing her job in the best way possible.”

  1. What a great story and professional dedication to service. The paraeducators do a great service and perform many invaluable functions to students and teachers alike on a daily basis with very little recognition and fanfare. The district would be lost without them.

    Bravo to all paraeducators, well done!

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