Excellence in Special Education

Excellence in Special Education
Posted on 12/06/2017
Mrs. Elizabeth Sheaffer was chosen as the 2017 Josephine J. Decima Award. This award is presented annually to a teacher in the CAIU's service area whose commitment and service in the field of special education epitomizes the qualities that Josephine Decima demonstrated in her work with children. These qualities include:
*Advocacy for the educational needs of all children, especially those with physical and mental challenges.
*Compassion for students with special needs.
*Commitment to help children with special needs become a vital part of the community.
*Effort to provide valuable and practical life experiences for students with special needs.
*Willingness to share knowledge, skills, and experiences with colleagues in order to strengthen educational programs and pedagogy.

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Alicia McDonald, Director of Student Services at the Capital Area Intermediate Unit, presents Lizzie with her award on behalf of the Decima Family at the December 4, SMSD Board Meeting.

Congratulations to Mrs. Sheaffer for this recognition!

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