Gallery: EPLAC 2022 Recognition Ceremony

Group salutes those dedicated to inclusion of students with Special Needs

Photos by Tyler Maxwell
Posted 5/25/22

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Local Advisory Committee, EPLAC, conducted its 14th annual Special Needs Recognition Reception Wednesday night, May 18, and for the first time in the new …

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Gallery: EPLAC 2022 Recognition Ceremony

Group salutes those dedicated to inclusion of students with Special Needs

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Local Advisory Committee, EPLAC, conducted its 14th annual Special Needs Recognition Reception Wednesday night, May 18, and for the first time in the new East Providence High School cafeteria.

EPLAC is committed to following vision: “Inclusive education is about embracing all, making a commitment to do whatever it takes to provide each student in the community an alienable right to belong, not to be excluded. Inclusion assumes that living and learning together is a better way that benefits everyone, not just children who are labeled as having a difference.”

2022 EPLAC honorees
Carla Midgley Award – Karen Rebello, Principal, Pre-Kindergarten Program at Martin Middle School and Oldham Early Learning Center
Mary Sorice, Educator, EPHS, secondary nominated by Corilyn Durfee
Kristin Chase, EPHS, para professional secondary, nominated by Kristin Carreiro
Gail Gustafson, Myron Francis Elementary, Educator, elementary, nominated by Haroutiun Kazandjian
Ann Maria Nyzio, Kent Heights Elementary, para professional, elementary, nominated
by Sarah Chamberlain
Sue Mungovan, East Providence Pre-K/Early Learning Program at Oldham, support staff, nominated by Stephanie Gaudreau
Gionni Falso, student, Myron Francis Elementary, nominated by Katelynn Saleeba
Inclusion Program Unified Basketball at East Providence High School, run by Kristin Coutoulakis and Dana Brodin, nominated by Sharon Kochan and other parents
Corilyn Durfee, Paraprofessional, EPHS, nominated by student Logan Fournier
William Walker, chef and instructor, EPHS Career and Technical Center, nominated by student Isaiah Brown

EPLAC Wall Of Fame
Marissa Braga, Para Professional, Silver Spring Elementary
Heidi Correiro, Occupational Therapist, Myron Francis and Kent Heights Elementary Schools
Kristin Branco, Speech Pathologist, Myron Francis Elementary School
Michelle Babbitt, Educator, Waddington Elementary School

— East Providence Post and eastbayri.com contributing photographer Tyler Maxwell shot the accompanying gallery of photos.

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