Congrats to School Psychologist Kelly Webb (Bennett Elementary) – runner-up for CSSP School Psychologist of the Year award!

Kelly WebbOur very own Kelly Webb, School Psychologist at Bennett Elementary, was selected as the runner-up for the 2018 Colorado Society of School Psychologists (CSSP) School Psychologist of the Year award. Kelly will be honored at the CSSP Annual Fall Conference in November.  Several of Kelly’s colleagues submitted letters of support for the nomination. We are thankful for Kelly every day, and are excited to see her receive state-wide recognition. Congrats, Kelly!

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PSD Project Search students promoting the employment of youth with disabilities.

To raise awareness for National Disability Employment Awareness Month (October), and to promote the employment of youth with disabilities, the Poudre School District Project Search students hosted an informational table at two Columbine Health locations on October 5 and 12, and will host again on October 26 from 9:30 – 11:30 A.M. at Columbine West Rehab; 940 Worthington Circle in Fort Collins.  They may also have a table at Lory Student Center (TBD) on the 26th from 9:30 – 11:30 A.M. Please stop by to say hello!

 

City of Fort Collins Commission on Disability’s Community Recognition Awards (formerly Mayor’s Awards) – to be presented Thursday, October 18.

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Dear Integrated Services Staff, PSD Staff, and Community Members,

Each year, the City of Fort Collins Commission on Disability presents their Community Recognition Awards (formerly Mayor’s Awards). Being a nominee or recipient is a great honor and something that should bring much pride. This year, we have several individuals/ groups who have been nominated or are recipients and will be honored this Thursday, October 18 at CSU’s Lory Student Center. They are as follows:

Nominees:
Pam Scroggins (Special Education Teacher, Lesher Middle School)
nominated for Educator of the Year
Jonette Dixon (Teacher, Lesher Middle School)
nominated for Educator of the Year
Heather Howe (Special Education Paraprofessional II, Lesher Middle School)
nominated for Educator of the Year
Amy Cesar (Special Education Teacher, Preston Middle School)
nominated for Educator of the Year
Tara Gross (Special Education Teacher, Rocky Mountain High School)
nominated for Educator of the Year
Jessica Peacock (Special Education Teacher, Olander Elementary School)
nominated for Employee of the Year

Recipients:
Tara Gross (Special Education Teacher, Rocky Mountain High School)
Educator of the Year
April Tauer (Special Education Teacher, Bennett Elementary School)
Employee of the Year
Gayna Jobe (Integrated Services Program Specialist, Cooper Home)
Service Provider of the Year
Olander School for Project Based Learning
Spirit of Fort Collins Award

Congratulations to all!

Sarah
Sarah Belleau
Director
Integrated Services
Poudre School District
970-490-3094

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In recognition of National Physical Therapy Month; a note from PSD Integrated Services Director Sarah Belleau

This is National Physical Therapy month, and an opportunity to celebrate our three highly skilled school-based Physical Therapists doing a great job serving our students with disabilities.  Anna Siliciano, Nancy Miller, and Rachel Collier are highly committed to assuring that the needs of students they serve are met and I hope that you will take a moment this month to celebrate them and their work on your teams and in your schools.

For informational purposes, the school-based Physical Therapist (PT) promotes motor development and the student’s participation in everyday routines and activities that are a part of his or her program.  PTs design and perform therapeutic interventions including compensation, remediation and prevention strategies and adaptations;  focusing on functional mobility and safe, efficient access and participation in educational activities and routines in natural learning environments.

We are thankful for our great PTs and celebrate them during October!

Sarah

Sarah Belleau
Director
Integrated Services
Poudre School District
970-490-3094