The Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders 2019 Outstanding Educator of Students with Autism Award will be given to a Shawnee Mission School District educator.
Carrie Paullin, a Structured Learning Classroom (SLC) teacher at Tomahawk Elementary, is the honoree. Paullin is a career educator of students who have disabilities and is recognized for her dedication and expertise in the implementation of evidence-based practices, family support and training, and activities outside of the classroom that support individuals with disabilities.
Tomahawk Elementary School Principal Brian Watson says Paullin communicates with her students’ family members every day. She is often known to create teaching materials for parents to use at home.
“Carrie is constantly seeking ways to draw the school and home environments together,” Watson said. “She works to include her students’ families in everything she is doing here.”
Her honor is supported by letters of recommendation written by school staff, noting her excellence in service to students in the Shawnee Mission School District.
“We are proud that Carrie Paullin is being recognized for the many ways she supports students who are on the autism spectrum,” Sherry Dumolien, director of special education said. “We are grateful for the many ways she challenges learners to achieve their full potential.”
Paullin will be honored at an upcoming Richard L. Simpson Conference on Autism in October.
The Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders is a non-profit organization that fosters professional and family leadership that fosters professional and family leadership that improves the lives of children and youth with emotional/behavioral disorders or related behavioral challenges.