Congratulations Redmond High School’s Teri Mitchell on winning the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD) 2015 Para-Educator of the Year Award from the Council for Exceptional Children.
From the Lake Washington School District: “The Para-Educator of the Year Award recognizes a para-educator who participates as a member of the teaching team, and who exhibits exemplary personal and professional skills in supporting students who have developmental disabilities. Teri was nominated for this award by Elizabeth West, an associate professor at University of Washington who specializes in special education.
Currently, Teri works one-on-one with a special needs student at RHS. She is with that student throughout the day, attending different classes and offering support for that student. She has built a relationship with that student, ensuring that he knows someone at the school cares about him and will be there to help him be successful.
Teri enjoys her work and the challenge it brings her, “The challenge is to find the way that you can have that student be successful with the way they are,” said Teri. “You don’t try and force a way of teaching on that student, you look at that student and you find a way of teaching that works with them.”
Read more in this Lake Washington School District press release here