Laurie Girard named outstanding educator

Laurie Girard named outstanding educator
The Council for Learning Disabilities recognized Laurie Girard of Vermillion, as one of the CLD's Outstanding Educators of the Year 2006 at an awards luncheon on Friday, Oct. 21. This ceremony was part of the 28th International Conference on Learning Disabilities, "Research in Context: A Capital Idea" in McLean VA.

Laurie has served students with learning disabilities for over 10 years and presently serves as a high school resource room teacher in the Vermillion Public School District. In her teaching, she focuses on developing school to work transition skills for her students with learning disabilities, and she shared her LD transition activities at the poster session for the Master Teacher Showcase.

In addition, she works well with general educators to ensure quality inclusive instruction for each of her students. She believes in her students and is a champion for them.

Through its award for outstanding teaching, the Council for Learning Disabilities – the only international organization dedicated solely to professionals who work with individuals who have learning disabilities – encourages excellence in teaching and reinforces the concept of the master teacher.

For information about the Council for Learning Disabilities, write: CLD, P.O. Box 4014, Leesburg, VA 20177 or visit the Web site at

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