COLUMBUS — The Walter Horn Outstanding Achievement in Special Education Awards have been announced. These awards were given to 16 Outstanding Special Education students and 16 Outstanding Special Educators in the state of Ohio. These awards are named in honor of the late Dr. Raymond A. Horn, assistant superintendent of Public Instruction Emeritus and the late Dr. Franklin B. Walter, superintendent of Public Instruction.
This year, Abbie Roe, an elementary teacher with the Midwest Regional Educational Service Center, serving Indian Lake School District Multiple Disabilities unit was a recipient of the Dr. Franklin B. Walter Awards. Roe represented State Support Team region 6, which serves seven counties including Allen, Auglaize, Champaign, Hardin, Logan, Mercer and Shelby Counties.
The following was written on Roe’s nomination form … “Abbie creates a wonderful rapport with parents and families. She helps each student to exceed their individual potential and the ability to express themselves to their full potential. Abbie has created a positive environment in the classroom and students want to come to school every day. She is able to differentiate and modify instruction to meet each student’s individual needs and has become resourceful in finding appropriate resources and people that can help.”
The awards are organized by the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities.