A high school special education teacher from Connecticut has won a prestigious $15,000 leadership award.
Kelsey LaPrad of Stamford, who teaches at Brien McMahon High School n Norwalk, received the grant as part of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s Lawrence W. O’Toole Leadership Awards.
A total of 13 teachers across the region are being honored for their leadership.
LaPrad provides students with intellectual disabilities and autism with real-world learning experiences.
LaPrad said she plans to use the grant to train students and teachers to implement a peer-assisted classroom model for students with disabilities.
The awards are named in honor of Nellie Mae’s founding president: the O’Toole Awards recognize public high school teachers who are advancing student-centered approaches to learning throughout New England.
More details about the leadership awards can be found by clicking here.
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