LA CEC Awards Mini Grant to Park Forest Middle School
- December 21, 2009
Pictured, Left to Right: Dr. Paul Mooney, Louisiana State University (LSU) professor and Louisiana Council of Exceptional Children (LA CEC) president-elect; Christopher Jose, Park Forest Middle School Special Education teacher and LA CEC grant recipient; and Lamont Cole, principal of Park Forest Middle School.
The Louisiana Council of Exceptional Children (LA CEC) awarded Christopher Jose, a Special Education teacher at Park Forest Middle School, a $500 mini grant this month. The funds from the $500 award will be used to purchase a set of professional grade headphones for use with existing classroom computers. These special headphones are designed to block out distractions in the classroom, allowing students with special needs to increase their attention and focus on individualized computer activities.
Every year, LA CEC awards a total of 12 grants valued at up to $500 each. The LA CEC mini grant program is designed to support the education of exceptional children in one of the following ways: educating children with exceptionalities, improving relationships between families and their children with exceptionalities, developing independent living skills or employment of students with exceptionalities or using technology to enhance the education of children with exceptionalities.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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