Personal Achievement: Teal Paape
Nominated by: Cary Dorn
Teal has always wanted to work in the restaurant business. With her sights on this goal, she invested time in community-based employment exploration and development at Lifeworks.
Her determination and hard work led her to tour workplaces, shadow jobs, undergo assessments, build skillsets, and interview with area businesses, completing nearly 40 different employment activities.
Teal’s efforts resulted in her being hired at Panera Bread where she has worked for the past two and a half years.
As a self-advocate with a passion for anti-bullying, Teal has been a strong and inspiring voice in the community for the people we serve.