Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Derby Schools Name Paraeducator of the Year

DERBYThe Derby Public Schools recently selected Elise Campbell as their 2017 District Para-educator of the Year.

The Connecticut State Department and the School Paraprofessional Advisory Council has established the Anne Marie Murphy Paraeducator of the Year Program to recognize the important role of the Paraeducator in supporting student achievement.  The award is named in honor of Anne Marie Murphy, a Paraeducator who was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting. 

Mrs. Campbell has been a Paraeducator at Irving School in Derby for 10.5 years and currently works in the grade 3-5 Learning Center.  She was chosen to receive this award because she has demonstrated excellent skill and dedication to the students, teachers, administrators, co-workers and parents of Derby. 
According to nomination written by Elise Chambers, Special Education teacher, "the students appreciate Mrs. Campbell's warm, positive, and respectful manner. When we break in to small groups after a whole class discussion, I can always count on Mrs. Campbell to carry out the lesson as planned in a way that works best for the students."

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Matthew Conway, said,” Ms. Campbell wrote the book on how to personalize education for our most challenging young students.  Her ability to adapt and deliver learning to meet each students needs is remarkable."

Mrs. Campbell will be recognized at a ceremony on October 13, 2016. 
(This is a press release from Derby Public Schools)

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