Special Education Teachers Honored

Two special education teachers and a physical therapist from the Long Beach Unified School District were honored at the 2016 Council for Exceptional Children Chapter 108 Star Awards held recently in Long Beach.

Rachel Baraona, Special Day Class (SDC) teacher at Buffum TLC; Roberta Crowson, SDC teacher at Hamilton Middle School, and Kari Loudenback, a physical therapist at multiple LBUSD schools, earned awards for enhancing the lives of students with special needs.

Recipients must be innovative and exemplify quality teaching and service skills with at least five years of credentialed employment in LBUSD.  A principal or other co-worker submits nominations to the CEC Board of Directors, who vote on worthy recipients.