Golden Apple: Congratulations to Amanda Shipman!

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GREECE, N.Y. (WROC) — Congratulations to this week’s Golden Apple winner, Amanda Shipman! 

Mrs. Shipman is a particular training trainer at Longridge Elementary Faculty in Greece, the place she has labored for six years. 

“I by no means thought I might be a particular ed trainer. I believed I might be like a kindergarten trainer, a gen. ed trainer, after which I used to be laid off, obtained it on accident, and I’ll by no means return. I like it,” Shipman mentioned.

At Longridge, Shipman leads the varsity’s 611 applications, a self-contained program for college kids with autism. 

“It’s a smaller class measurement, not more than six college students, after which a lot of these college students have adults that work with them as one-to-ones,” mentioned Principal Jason Juszczak. “So for those who have been to stroll into Amanda’s room, you’d see Amanda, normally three or 4 different adults, plus six college students working and it’s all individualized.”

Juszczak says the scholars Shipman teaches have very distinctive wants and it takes a really particular individual to fulfill the scholars the place they’re the way in which she does. He provides that Shipman will get to assist college students meet milestones in life.

“These are issues like enamel brushing, bathing and potty coaching, and issues like that,” Juszczak mentioned. “So not solely is Amanda serving to college students study the educational items that we wish college students to study, however she’s instructing them very useful life expertise that they’re studying now, however they’re going to take with them, not solely in class however then in maturity as nicely.” 

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