The Down Syndrome Association of Orange County is thrilled to announce the winners of our 2010-2011 Educator of the Year Award.
Our South County winner is an instructional aide at Lake Forest Elementary nominated by the Lilienthal family; Congratulations to Amy Madigan!
Our North County winner was nominated by the Pringle family. She is an adaptive physical education teacher at the Buena Park Speech & Language Development Center and she also runs the Hi-Tops dance team; Congratulations to Sandy Garcia!
Both nominations cited a number of glowing examples of how these educators have had a positive impact on their students, and how the students are achieving their goals because they have the support of people who believe in them.
A huge thanks to all families who turned in exceptional nominations this year. Each nominee receives a certificate of recognition and a letter of appreciation.
For the past 14 years, the DSAOC Educator of the Year Award has brought dedicated educators into the spotlight whose outstanding efforts and innovations have helped a student to grow and learn.
Interested in nominating your child’s educator for this award? Watch for the ‘Call for Nominations’ announcement that will go out in early Spring of 2012 for the 2011-2012 school year.