First-Class Awards

An annual celebration of individuals who support, design, and implement inclusion activities that result in positive outcomes for students.

First-Class Awards are presented each year at our Special Education Conference, to individuals who support, design, and/or implement inclusion activities that result in positive outcomes for students.

2019 Winners

  • Kerry Peerman, Principal, Halley Elementary School
  • Sarah Chawki, Student, Bush Hill Elementary School
  • Jordan Bristol, Kindergarten Teacher, Canterbury Woods Elementary School
  • Nancy Lucas-Heck, Multiple Disabilities Teacher, Lake Braddock Secondary School
  • Debra Opalesky, Speech-Language Pathologist, McLean High School

Our 16th Annual Special Education Conference will be held virtually on Saturday, April 17, 2021. The conference will include a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions supporting our conference's theme: Inclusion: The time for inclusion is now.