Whitfield County Educators Receive International Award

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Educators from Whitfield County Schools accepted a Project SEARCH Employment Outcome Award at the annual international convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. For the second year running, the local Project SEARCH program, a partnership between Whitfield County Schools, Dalton Public Schools, Vocational Rehabilitation, CrossPlains Community Partner, and Hamilton Medical Center, earned an Employment Outcome Award.

 

School system faculty work with Hamilton Medical Center and other employers to employee people with disabilities. Special Education Coordinator Kathy Reed thanked all of her colleagues who have helped students in the program achieve such phenomenal success.

"We are so proud to receive this award and I thank all of you for your part in the journey!" she said.


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