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Nomination Forms for Franklin B. Walter (Educator) and R. A. Horn (Student) Awards Now Available
Posted: 1/5/2017

Do you know a special educator, administrator, or team who has done incredible things for students with disabilities? (Of course you do!)  Do you know a student with a disability who is resilient, has persevered, accomplished huge goals, and is an inspiration to their peers and teachers? (Of course you do!)

SST-8 is now accepting 2017 nominations for Outstanding Special Educator (Franklin B. Walter) award and Outstanding Student with a Disability (R.A. Horn) award.  Please complete and submit applications to Maureen Cacioppo at or using the mailing address on the forms by February 24, 2017.  A few important notes:

·Districts may nominate up to 5 students with disabilities for the Outstanding Student (R.A. Horn award).  This is to ensure that we have the space and resources for all districts across our three-county region to participate.

·Districts may nominate one or more educator (or team) for the Franklin B. Walter award, but please nominate each individual/team in only one category.  This year we have added a category called “Growing Great Schools”) which recognizes the students, classified staff, community members, and other unsung heroes who help transform schools into safe, supportive, and inclusive learning environments for all, in addition to our previously existing categories of “High Impact Instruction” (excellence in instruction and special education service delivery) and “Systems Leadership” (systems change/reform).

·Our annual awards ceremony is scheduled for the morning of April 28, 2017 (located at The Galaxy Banquet Center in Wadsworth); additional event details will be forthcoming in March-April.

·Questions?  Please contact Maureen Cacioppo at (330-929-6634 x 511219). 

Please see below for nomination forms.


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