Charlie Parnell Yodgorlik Maxsus Ta'lim Mukammallikni uchun Mukofot
Bu Minnetonka Davlat Maktablari Jamg'armasi va Parnell Oila uchun faxrlanamiz hurmat, bir shafqatli o'qituvchi yoki xodimlar a'zo bilan Minnetonka Maktab Tumani kim yuqorida va chetga ketadi sensorli hayot bir talaba bilan maxsus kerak.
O'tgan mukofoti sal
- 2020 - Kaari Cox, Special Education Teacher at Clear Springs Elementary
- 2019 - Mary Miller, Districtwide (watch video)
- 2018 - Susan Walker, Minnetonka High School (watch video)
- 2017 - Kelly Kautz, Minnetonka High School (watch video)
- 2016 - Sarah Koopman, MCEC
- 2015 - Lisa Lund, Minnewashta
- 2014 - Lindy Hanson, MCEC
- 2013 - The Rainbow Room, MCEC
- 2012 - Ford Thompson, First Student Transportation
- 2011 - Tasha Chang, Minnetonka High School
- 2010 - Kelly Pederson, Groveland Elementary
- 2009 - Michelle MacKinney and Kim Wichterman
All teachers and staff members who work with Minnetonka students with special needs are eligible for this award. Nominations will be accepted through March 1. Parents and staff members who work with children with special needs are encouraged to submit a letter of nomination.
- Xodim, ota-ona, talaba yoki jamoa har qanday Minnetonka a'zo nominatsiyasi qilish mumkin. O'z-o'zini nominatsiyalar qabul qilinmaydi. Boshlang'ich o'qituvchilar Bola-Markazli Mukammallikni Mukofotlar uchun nomzodi ko'rsatildi avtomatik ravishda muhokama qilinadi.
- Nominatsiyasi o'z ichiga olishi kerak:
- Nominator’s name, address and phone number and and their relationship to the nominee
- Nominee’s name and affiliated school
- A brief essay not to exceed 250 words
The Charlie Parnell Memorial Fund will award a yearly grant of $750 to a Minnetonka School District teacher or staff person who touches the life of a special needs student in a positive way. The image of a white butterfly holds special meaning for the Parnell Family when remembering Charlie and the winning recipient will receive a special butterfly memento in addition to the cash award.
The Charlie Parnell Award: History and Philosophy
by Amy Parnell
Charlie Parnell was a dedicated parent and volunteer in the Minnetonka School District who passed away in July 2006 at the untimely age of 40. He left behind his wife Amy and three children, Laura, Kelly and Ben who are students in the Minnetonka Schools.
Few parents, including Charlie and Amy, ever forget the moment their child was first diagnosed with a disability or special health care need. In their book, You Will Dream New Dreams, Stanley Klein and Kim Schive capture many of these feelings. "There is sadness, some dreams are lost. You will mourn, but you can heal. You will be happy again; you will dream new dreams."
Charlie loved being a dad and saw the beauty in what made each of his children unique, especially Kelly who was born with low muscle tone. Charlie and Kelly were alike in so many ways. With smiles and personalities that could light up a room, they shared the special gift of impacting everyone they have met. Charlie was a successful entrepreneur who was not afraid of hard work. Like Charlie, Kelly’s motivation and determination has enabled her to surpass all expectations. It takes a village to raise a child and Kelly is thriving in large part thanks to the support she has received from Minnetonka Public School District staff since she was four months old.
Students with special needs are often overlooked. Regardless of their specific disability or health care need, these kids have to work harder and overcome many obstacles to accomplish specific disability everyday things that able-bodied people take for granted. Charlie always saw every child and each special gift. His family would like to celebrate Charlie and his love for special kids by establishing a fund to honor Minnetonka staff members who touch the hearts of special kids while helping them achieve their dreams. These staff members can see beyond the disability or medical condition and see the real child.