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Area High School Teacher Wins $15K Leadership Award

Brien McMahon High School special education teacher Kelsey LaPrad of Stamford. Photo Credit: Provided
Kelsey LaPrad with some of her students. Photo Credit: Provided

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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