Recipients created new programs, ways to teach students with learning challenges
Regional Services and Education Center recently recognized standout employees at a ceremony in Manchester. Jessica Voglino of Vista Learning Center was honored with an Above and Beyond Award. Amanda Reed, also of Vista, received one of the organization’s Creative and Innovative Awards.
“This is an important time in our growth as an organization, and RSEC is able to innovate while we provide such high-quality services because of the excellence of our staff,” said Judy Koch, RSEC’s executive director. “In an environment when everyone regularly goes above and beyond, it is exciting to highlight the leaders and inspirational colleagues who have the skill to dream and achieve. Staff and students are fortunate to work with such esteemed individuals.”
RSEC’s Above and Beyond Awards are given to those who “dedicate significant time and effort beyond the normal delivery of services to benefit others.”
RSEC’s Creative and Innovative Awards honor a staff member who thinks of an innovative or creative idea that is implemented and contributes to the positive outcomes for RSEC as an organization. The 2017 Creative and Innovative Award recipients are Cory Mollomo of Hillsborough, NH, and Longview School, and Amanda Reed of Henniker, NH, and Vista Learning Center.
Reed led the charge to create Vista Learning Center after seeing the need for additional services for some students who could benefit from alternate academic philosophies with more emphasis on real-time feedback and helping students understand the environmental triggers for behavioral issues. Vista Learning Center is a new, specialized program for students who require focused, real-time instruction integrated with social thinking skills.
Both Above and Beyond and Creative and Innovative Awards recipients received $100 for their classroom or program, and one day out of the classroom/program to continue their work.