Doris Theberge – Four Decades of Making a DifferenceDecember 10, 2020
Doris Theberge is described by her colleagues as skillful, compassionate and understanding, as well as a great listener with amazing clinical skills. She is always willing to lend a helping hand and cares deeply about the children she works with every day. Doris has led by example since her first day at Spaulding –almost 40 years ago!
One of Spaulding’s longest-tenured employees, Doris began her career in 1983 as a residential counselor and quickly rose to a leadership position. Through her role within the residential program, her interest to work directly with families was ignited. When a family worker position became available, she decided to pursue this new career path. While in this role, Doris helped develop the position into the multi-faceted position it is today as well as supported the continued growth of this department. After earning her master’s degree, she transitioned into a clinician role, where she has once again demonstrated her natural skills to support and guide children. Her current responsibilities include working with Spaulding day school students and developing positive, trusting relationships with these children and their families.
Doris’ favorite thing about working at Spaulding is the students and staff members that make up the special organization. She loves witnessing the growth of those students with whom she works closely and being a part of the compassionate camaraderie among her colleagues. Through her thirty-seven-year tenure, Doris has witnessed many changes on campus and appreciates the ongoing positive evolution of the organization. She is proud that Spaulding continues to develop programs and services to meet the unique needs of the children we serve. One shining example of this is the growth of direct services for counseling, speech and language, and behavioral supports which are all critical offerings for our special education students. We are incredibly grateful to have had Doris as a dedicated member of our team for almost four decades. Her commitment to our students, their families and to our staff members is truly inspiring. Her work ethic, clinical skills and devotion to our mission has set the tone for the next generation of our staff looking to make a difference.