Thursday, October 10, 2013

Hyatt Cares Outstanding Special Education Teacher Grant Recipients

Due to the generosity of Hyatt Regency Bellevue, their grant will go to support two “Hyatt Cares Outstanding Special Education Teacher” grants. There were 33 nominations and every teacher submitted was truly an outstanding professional. Each awardee will receive a $500 grant to use in their classrooms for students, they are:

  • Katie Carey, nominated by Clark PTA 2.6.7 – She supports 35 special needs students across 25 classrooms, supporting them in achieving, which is reflected by improvements in the special education students’ MSP scores. This grant will help purchase an iPad to support learning, and several education apps known to be effective in motivating students struggling with behavior choices.
  •  Chelsea Palmer, nominated by The Center School Community Association PTA 6.15.463 – an Autism Inclusion Specialist, and the Chair of the Special Education Department. Not only is she a special education teacher, she is also known for building relationships with all students. This grant will help purchase Google Chrome Books for children with fine motor issues.

Again, thank you to all the PTA’s who nominated so many incredible Special Education Teachers.