Starfish Award

This award is presented to educators who go above and beyond to meet the needs of all of their students through Universal Design for Learning and implementation of accessible educational materials and assistive technology. Why do we call it the Starfish Award? The story of the starfish is one that resonates with us at PATINS. We are dedicated to making the curriculum accessible- even if that means one student at a time. 


The latest recipient of the Starfish Award is Shellie Parr, a Special Education Inclusion Teacher at Indian Creek Intermediate School. She is truly dedicated to ensuring that all of her students have access to the curriculum through accessible educational materials with the use of assistive technology.


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Recipient Receives:

  • Starfish Certificate and Commemorative Silver Starfish

  • Featured in our PATINS Pages eNewsletter

  • FREE Admission to our PATINS Fall State Conference ($150 Value)

  • Starfish Badge that can be added to email signatures or other professional or personal documents

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