Special Education Employee of the Month


Special Education Employee of the Month - Brittini Downing

This Month’s Sped Employee of the month is Brittini Downing!  Brittini is a paraprofessional at Ashely Elementary and was nominated by Mark Slaugh, our Physical Therapist.

 “Often we have children in the sped program with very particular needs and diverse equipment to help them meet those needs. The type and variety of equipment sometimes requires the staff in the classroom to perform duties not generally required of the general education staff.  As the only physical therapist in the school district with children on my case load in almost every building in the district, I have to rely on the classroom staff to help the kids use this equipment properly and safely.  

 Last year, we had a little guy transition from the preschool to kindergarten.  He has to use a stander to help him weight bear in a standing position and a gait trainer device for ambulation.  He does not have the ability to assist with transfers in and out of these devices so it's a lot of work to move him.   I was concerned that it might not get done as frequently as this little guy would need it.  However, Brittini took on the challenge and did an amazing job with not only this little guy but the entire class.  She was amazing and made me feel at ease that he was using his equipment purposefully and safely.  Thank you Brittini.”

 Brittini is amazing with all of our special needs students and we appreciate her dedication to the district!  

 Congratulations, Brittini!!!






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