Fadale receives teaching award

Photo submitted to Times Observer From left are Alice Fadale being awarded the Annie Sullivan Award by IU5 Executive Director Dr. Dean Maynard.

IU5 Executive Director Dr. Dean Maynard presented the annual Annie Sullivan Award to Early Intervention-Special Education Teacher Alice Fadale at the monthly board meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 28.

Fadale’s colleagues, in the Intermediate Unit’s Warren County Early Intervention classrooms, said in their nomination, “Alice has impacted more than just her students. Her positive demeanor and her eagerness to see the best in every situation is something that cannot be taught.”

The award, named after Helen Keller’s teacher and friend, is presented by each participating Intermediate Unit to an IU employee who facilitates acceptance of students with disabilities in schools and the community. This is the 32nd year that the Intermediate Unit Board has presented the Annie Sullivan award to an outstanding IU professional.

Fadale has been a Special Education Teacher with the IU5 for over a decade and is currently teaching in a Centerbase classroom in Warren County.

The Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit, an educational service agency, enriches diverse communities by creating and implementing quality services to meet the current and emerging needs of all learners through safe and innovative environments.