Washington Township Teacher Named the 2020 Special Education Teacher of the Year
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (January 30, 2020) – Crooked Creek Elementary School resource teacher Emily Alaimo has been named the Council for Exceptional Children, 2020 Special Education Teacher of the Year.
Finishing her undergraduate elementary, special education license, and administration degree in 2012 from Butler University, Emily was named the Outstanding First Year Teacher at Crooked Creek in 2013, and then went on to be named the Outstanding First Year Teacher for the entire Washington Township Schools district that same year. She was noted as a strong teacher leader and advocate for kids from the beginning of her career. She also is a strong advocate for up and coming teachers, reserving time each week for student teachers to shadow and participate in field experiences.
Emily is known for masterfully engaging people to agree on what is best for the student. She works well with families and knows what students with disabilities need in order to have success in the general education curriculum.
The recipient of this award must be a licensed special education teacher who (1) has demonstrated his/her knowledge, skill and sensitivity in teaching students with exceptional needs, (2) often goes above and beyond what is normally expected in his/her profession, (3) serves as a role model and inspiration to his/her colleagues, (4) has been an active member of CEC for at least three continuous years.