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AMBUCS Special Education Teacher of the Year



Each year the Sooner Chapter of AMBUCS and the Norman Public Schools recognize one special education teacher for their service and commitment to students with disabilities. The recipient receives a check from the Sooner Chapter of AMBUCS in the amount of $500.00 and their name inscribed on a plaque that is located at Special Services.





Gay Smith

2012-2013 AMBUCS Special Education

Teacher of the Year



AMBUCS Special Education Teacher of the Year


Janet Whitworth



Lacey Spangler



Roxanne Noles



Lori Evans



Jane McGill



Yolanda “Yolly” Beckenhauer



Kelly Powers



Gay Smith



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The purpose of special education is to minimize the impact of the disability and maximize the opportunity for the student to participate in school.




Last updated on March 18, 2013


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