Special Education Specialists Work Quickly to Provide Student Resources
September is a busy month for all Willamette ESD staff, but especially so for those getting equipment out to students in general education classrooms! During the first week of school:
- Willamette ESD deaf/hard of hearing teachers placed over 600 pieces of audiological equipment (FM systems, streamers, Dynamic Soundfields, Roger Pens, transmitters, etc.) with students and/or in classrooms, as well as providing training to over 100 teachers.
- Teachers of the visually impaired placed over 200 pieces of equipment (DaVinci’s, iPads, Magnilinks, etc) for blind or low vision students and provided training to well over 50 teachers.
- Occupational therapists and physical therapists placed over 250 pieces of equipment (standers, gait trainers, walkers, etc) and trained multiple sites of staff on feeding protocols, transfers, and other activities.
This important resource placement was completed by the end of the first week of school, in districts within our three counties. These resources and trainings provided a tremendous boost to students and teachers, starting their school year off in a very positive way! Thanks for your outstanding work! Everyone hit the ground running and students benefited.
Teachers honored at the Board meeting include the following:
Teachers of Visually Impaired
Teachers of Deaf/Hard of Hearing
OTs & PTs
Elizabeth Asher Gretchen Sutton Jessica McGuire Susan Duncan Janine West Camille Robinson Anne Olson Murphy Maureen McCoy Sue Noble Sheryl Smith Tobi Masei Jill Fredrickson Brian Detweiler-Daby Lisa Reid Edi Logan Julie Vranna Gail McGee Terry McIntosh Diane Mitchell Jane Barnett Beth Fertig Mary Fran Anderson Linda North Leslie Anderson Marcy Kovar Rebecca Potterf Kathy Connor Diane Schirmer Valerie Baldwin Alison Kaiser Meg Gustafson Melissa Himmelman Glenda Smith-Fowler Alyssa Scott