Meadow Brook Intermediate Teacher Wins National Award For Supporting Children With Disabilities
(Mustang, Oklahoma – October 25, 2019) – Mustang High School graduate, and Meadow Brook Intermediate Functional Skills Teacher, Meaghan Taylor knew from an early age that her calling was to be a Special Education teacher, and now she is being recognized for that passion. Meaghan was honored this week at the 2019 Council for Exceptional Children’s Division on Career Development and Transition International Conference in Seattle, Washington with the Andrew Halpern Early Career Practitioner Award.
This award honors a secondary teacher who is in his/her first five years of teaching for demonstrating outstanding, innovative and committed services to the career of education and transition of secondary students with disabilities. "I am honored to be part of an organization that is full of champions for people with disabilities,” Meaghan said. “Over 1 billion people in our world have some type of disability and there is still so much work to do to provide job opportunities for every single one of them. I pray that I get to be a small part of that effort for the rest of my life!"
The award, named in recognition of Andrew Halpern, a DCDT past president whose research and publications significantly shaped the field of transition, is given annually at the conference. Ms. Taylor is currently in her second year of teaching, and is pursuing her Masters in Special Education.
About The Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT)
The mission of DCDT is to promote national and international efforts to improve the quality of, and access to, career/vocational and transition services, increase the participation of education in career development and transition goals, and to influence policies affecting career development and transition services for persons with disabilities. For more information, visit: http://community.cec.sped.org/dcdt/home
About Mustang Public Schools
The Mustang Public School District covers 69 square miles in Oklahoma and Canadian counties with the City of Mustang at its center. The district is the largest employer in Canadian County, with more than 1,000 certified and support employees. Voted one of Oklahoma’s Top Workplaces for the past two years, the school district offers a comprehensive compensation package for full-time employees, in addition to a satisfying working environment. There are eight elementary schools (grades PreK-4), three intermediate centers (grades 5-6), three middle schools (grades 7-8), one high school (grades 9-12), and an educational center which houses pre-kindergarten and alternative education.
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