Susan Plewa, an Alternative Education Teacher at Twin Valley High School, will be among a group of five nominees honored at the 2013 Annie Sullivan Award reception and award at the Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU) in Reading on Thursday, April 11, 2013. Plewa and four other Berks County educators will be joined by colleagues, friends, and family gathering to recognize the outstanding service and dedication of individuals to the advocacy and well-being of students with disabilities, and one of the five educators will be named as the 2013 Annie Sullivan Award recipient.
Joining Plewa are:
Andrea Eckenroad, Special Education Learning Coach, Daniel Boone Area School District
Laura OíMalley, Learning Support Teacher, Tilden Elementary School, Hamburg Area School District
Sue Raynes, Learning and Autistic Support Teacher, Muhlenberg Middle School, Muhlenberg School District
Karen Hertzog, Learning Support Teacher, Reading High School, Northeast Middle School, Northwest Middle School, Lauerís Park, Reading School District
The Annie Sullivan Award is given in recognition of an individual who has worked to encourage the understanding and promotion of students with disabilities in his or her school or community. Annie Sullivan was Helen Kellerís devoted teacher and mentor who was nearly blind herself. After treatment, she regained her sight and committed herself to teaching the blind and deaf.