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San Tan Elementary AP Lyndsey Reeves earns honor

Lyndsey Reeves

San Tan Assistant Principal Lyndsey Reeves was honored this year for outstanding work as an administrator, an honor awarded by the East Valley Council for Exceptional Children Administrative Board.

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) presents annual awards to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions that impact those with exceptionalities.

“It is the mission of council to improve, through excellence and advocacy, the education and quality of life for children and youth with exceptionalities and to enhance engagement of their families,” the CEC stated its press release.

Mrs. Reeves was nominated by teacher Meryl Kowalczyk, who leads special education at the school.

“It is truly the San Tan staff and students that deserve it,” Reeves said.

Before joining the San Tan administrative team in 2015, Mrs. Reeves served as a Title I Coordinator, an interventionist and a literacy coach. She spent six years in the classroom, teaching students with special needs in kindergarten through sixth grade.

The CEC looks to honor administrators who, “advocate for all teachers and students and who understand special education laws/processes in intervention planning.”

“Lyndsey has high expectations for teachers and expects that our students receive the best instruction possible while keeping their needs in mind. She also frequently visits our resource classrooms and is instrumental in obtaining resources for us. She is a very effective communicator and an excellent administrator,” Kowalczyk said.