The NOTY™ award is presented annually by the International Nanny Association (INA) to recognize the personal achievements of a working nanny. INA’s Nanny of the Year™ (NOTY™) serves as an example of the best kind of nanny and represents a positive role model for our industry and association. The NOTY™ is expected to perform specific duties before, during and after the INA annual conference.
2014 Nanny of the Year™
Introducing INA’s 2014 NOTY™, Sheri Lopez of Scottsdale AZ
Sheri Lopez’s career spans more than 3 decades, caring for children of all ages, however recently defining her role as a Birth to Age 1 Nanny. She demonstrates an ongoing commitment of furthering her education by attending educational workshops, seminars and child related courses, is the first to volunteer to share her knowledge, skills and wisdom, and is a tireless volunteer both in the nanny industry and in her community. Sheri displays an overwhelming dedication to professionalism and support of the nanny industry. An amazing leader, Sheri is a role model for all nannies to look up to in the coming year.
In addition to her nanny career, Sheri volunteers her time as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA ) in the Phoenix area, to the American Red Cross – teaching CPR/First aid to both parents and caregivers and Babysitter Training courses to teens. She is founder of ‘The Professional Nanny and Newborn Care Specialists of Arizona’ (www.pnncsofaz.com), a support group for nannies and newborn care specialists. She volunteers with Child Help, The Ronald McDonald house, Free Arts of Arizona and “A Date on Me” where she provides a free night of babysitting to returning soldiers to thank them for their service to our country. In 2012 Sheri joined the INA Board of Directors, where she has been a huge asset to our association!