Special education teachers, volunteers nominated for awardsPublished 6:04pm Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The Berrien Regional Education Service Agency’s Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) will host the 8th Annual Excellence in Education Award Banquet at 6:30 p.m. March 13.
At the Berrien RESA Conference Center, Berrien Springs.
The event will celebrate the dedicated work of a 17 area special education teachers, administrators or volunteers.
From the 17 nominees, five finalists will be revealed during the banquet, with one of the finalists being chosen as the overall award winner.
The nominees are:
Margo Pierce, parent advocate, St. Joseph
Kathy Hickok, autism consultant, Berrien RESA
Linda Shannon-Chaillet, volunteer, Blossomland Learning Center, Berrien RESA,
coordinator of 4-H Best Friends Canine Club of Berrien County
Kathleen Barton, special education teacher, Blossomland Learning Center, Berrien RESA
Autumn Zick, speech therapist, Blossomland Learning Center, Berrien RESA
Leanna Sysak, special education teacher, Lighthouse Education Center, Berrien RESA
Wynne Baumgartner, special education teacher, middle/senior high school, Brandywine
Caley Coleman, teacher, Merritt Elementary School, Brandywine
Cassandra Weglowski, teacher, elementary school, Brandywine
Cindy Drew, paraprofessional, F. C. Reed Middle School, Bridgman
Melissa Payne, special education teacher, elementary school, Bridgman
Margaret “Peggy” Brinnehl, kindergarten teacher, Washington Elementary School, Coloma
Jennifer Bauer, special education teacher, middle school, New Buffalo
Kim Magro, special education teacher, Elementary School, New Buffalo
Nancy Mrozek, speech therapist, New Buffalo Area Schools
Lisa Donahue, paraprofessional, Upton Middle School, St. Joseph
Robert Silver, director of special education, St. Joseph
Individuals were nominated from across school districts in Berrien County for their contributions to the education and success of students with impairments.
The PAC is comprised of two representatives from each school district in Berrien County. The committee works with Berrien RESA to discuss special education issues and creates an additional link between the Berrien RESA’s services and the local school districts.
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