New Voices works to improve educational opportunities for children with severe communication and mobility disabilities.
Kelli Jackson is a National Board Certified teacher of 25 years working at Creech Road Elementary and Herbert Akins Road Elementary schools in the Wake County Public School System. Kelli received her BS Degree from The University of Alabama. She is regarded by her colleagues as a dedicated professional and a leader in her field. Kelli was nominated by Karen Hamilton, Assistant Superintendent, Special Education Services in Wake County Public School System.
Lynda Reilich is a recently retired educator from the Durham Public Schools after nearly 25 years of service and advocacy for children with special needs. Lynda’s undergraduate degree was in Special Education from UNC-Chapel Hill and her graduate degree was in learning disabilities from UNC-Charlotte. She is a true pioneer in the field of assistive technology and augmentative communication. Lynda was nominated by Tonja Recktenwald, Assistive Technology Lead from Durham Public Schools.
Catherine Raynor is a Speech Language Pathologist working for Raleigh
Therapy Services, Inc. She holds a Masters of Education in Communication Disorders from NC Central University. Catherine passionately works with children and their families to give them the skills and tools they need to develop their ability to communicate. She was nominated by Debra Schneider, parent of a child who receives services from Catherine.
Kimberly Morrisette, Heritage High School, Wake County Public School System
Sarah Williams, Holly Springs Elementary School, Wake County Public School System
Jessica Lewis, Cary Elementary School, Wake County Public School System
Ruth Morgan, Ephesus Elementary School, Chapel Hill – Carrboro City School System
Deanna St. John, Easley Elementary School, Durham Public Schools
Amanda Austin Hummel, Hilburn Academy, Wake County Public Schools
Charlotte M. Hughes, Orange County Public Schools
Luanne Holland, Durham Public Schools
Trudy Maness, Morehead Elementary School, Durham Public Schools
New Voices’ mission includes informing others about the underestimated capabilities of New Voices’ children. We can’t think of a better way to do so than to showcase different perspectives by sharing a couple of blogs with you, our site visitors.
David Bradley is a 21 year old young man who shares with his readers everything from how he uses his eyes to write his blog to how his mom used the sand on the beach to support him so he could sit up. He invites questions about his extraordinary life. http://dbradley93.wordpress.com/
Ruth Morgan is one of our 2014 Lara Jane Parker award winners whose blog includes everything from Chapel Hill happenings to sharing lesson plans using assistive technology. Her award-winning blog is a great resource for professionals working with New Voices’ children and demonstrates her commitment to educating all children. http://chapelhillsnippets.blogspot.com/
If you have a blog that you would like us to showcase, please let us know! Check our resources page for News You Can Use!
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