A special student recognition

A very special student and his talented Willowbrook teaching team was recognized at the North Suburban Special Education District’s Leadership Council Meeting tonight. Second grader Jonathan Ortega and his teachers Brittany Brown, Lauren Randazzo, and Ann Angel were presented with certificates for their excellence. Jonathan is an inspiring example of fortitude, character, and academic growth. The partnership between the NSSED staff at Willowbrook and our general education teachers is a model of best practice.

My heart swells with pride for this young man and the hard working teachers of Willowbrook School. Dr. Wegley, Lauren Schulman, and Betsie Onsrud were also present to cheer on Jonathan. What a great learning community!

This recognition came on the heels of our Ability Awareness Week. This week was another collaboration between Willowbrook and NSSED staff. All students were exposed to adaptive sports, assistive technology, and individual learning differences. We stand for inclusive classrooms and differentiated instruction.


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