Twelve paraeducators from the Long Beach Unified School District were honored recently at the 2016-17 Council for Exceptional Children Chapter 108 Paraeducator Awards.
Paraeducators work with teachers to help students improve in academics, communication, behavior, self care and vocational skills.
Recipients exemplify outstanding support for students receiving special education services. Awards are presented in memory of former instructional aide Deborah Herdeg.
Recipients and their schools were Brett Bredenkamp, districtwide assistive technology assistant; Carey Flake, Cleveland; Susan Ghandchi, Millikan; Joseph W. Gonzalez, Millikan; Jen Howe, Millikan; Sam May, Jordan; Eloise Melton, Lakewood; Cheryl Nichols, Hudson; Jeanette Oliver, Millikan; Lucia Rios, Newcomb; Rickey Srey, Lindsey; and Linda Wilson, Millikan.