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L-P intervention specialist recognized

By JIM BREWER T-G Correspondent Published: May 30, 2017 4:00 AM

LOUDONVILLE -- Jennifer Smeltzer, an intervention specialist at Loudonville High School, recently was presented the Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Award.

The award is presented annually by the Ohio Department of Education's State Support Team (Region 7), and honors teachers who excel in their work with students with disabilities.

According to Christine Butts, L-P Schools director of pupil personnel, Smeltzer was recognized for her excellence in teaching executive functioning skills, including organization, study skills, working memory and self-control.

"For example, Jennifer has worked diligently with a student who was formerly in a resource room sitting all day," Butts said. "By utilizing a comprehensive integrated system, this student has grown academically, socially and personally. The student will also be recognized with an award from Region 7, the R. A. Horn Outstanding Achievement Award."

The awards are named for two veteran and highly respected school administrators. Dr. Franklin B. Walter served as Ohio's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and R.A. Horn administered a statewide program for students with disabilities while working with Dr. Walter in the Ohio Department of Education.


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