Nominations are open for the
9th Annual Newton SEPAC Special Educator Awards
The SEPAC Special Educator Awards are presented to Newton faculty and staff members who have done exceptional work with students receiving special education services. Parents, guardians, and students may nominate any staff member who they believe has done exceptional work. In the past, we’ve had regular education teachers, special education teachers, aides, BT’s, secretaries, principals, and custodians receive awards.
Please note that awards do not identify you or your child by name, to preserve the child’s confidentiality. Only the honoree is given the name of the person who nominated him or her.
Please submit your nominations no later than May 31st at:
- PLEASE only nominate those who have done exceptional work
- DON’T feel like you must nominate your child’s entire team to avoid hurt feelings
- PLEASE submit your nomination ASAP! This will enable your honoree to plan to attend the ceremony and invite family/friends, and submitting your nominations early will allow the SEPAC to plan the food accordingly
- PLEASE limit your nominations to faculty and staff who have worked with your child during the 2017-2018 school year.
The Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the Newton North High School Cafeteria, 457 Walnut Street, Newton.
6:00 – 7:00 pm Mingling; Viewing of nomination slideshows; Appetizers, Beverages, Dessert
7:00 – 7:10 pm Introduction of SEPAC Board, NPS Administration, and School Committee members
7:10 – 7:20 pm Jess Wilson, Newton mom and blogger
7:20 – 8:30 pm Awards Ceremony
The Newton Special Education Parent Advisory Council (Newton SEPAC) is an all-volunteer group of parents of children with disabilities in Newton, MA. As mandated by Massachusetts law, we provide feedback to the School Committee and school district on special education programs and policies, and participate in their planning and development.
Newton SEPAC also serves as a liaison between parents of students with special needs and school district administrators. We offer information to the community on a range of disabilities, resources, remediation approaches, and education issues. Topics presented at our monthly meetings include parents’ rights under special education laws and regulations, effective collaboration with teachers and administrators, and strategies for parenting and teaching children with disabilities. Meetings are open to all parents, teachers, specialists, and others with an interest in education.
We run the Newton SEPAC online discussion group as a forum for parents to exchange information and share suggestions for community resources. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or view our brochure.