P255 @ 128 now has a new coordinator and she certainly is fitting in like she has always been here at this unit. Meghan Kozak has been spicing up things here at 128. She has put the “fun” in fundraising by having biweekly raffles that give our staff the chance to win gift cards. Everyone is more than excited to win a gift card to Target or Starbucks. It also gives us something to look forward to and helps us raise money for our students.
Meghan has also broke barriers here by helping open up the conversation with our general education school. She has met with 8th graders and spread some awareness to them about our population. So now when our students see each other, they give one another an appropriate greeting. In the past our students were less accepted by the general education population. It’s so wonderful to see our students being social and saying hello to students in the hallway. The school is now preparing to have a social skills group, where the eighth graders will come and buddy up with some of our students. This is a wonderful opportunity for both our students and the eighth graders. Not only is this program giving our stedents the opportunity for more socialization, it also gives the general education students more knowledge of our population. It’s a win win!!
We are loving our new coordinator and are looking forward to what will come next.