Monica Waltman Ed.S. from Douglas School District 51-1 Wins Creative Impact Award for Excellence in Special Education


Monica Waltman Ed.S. from Douglas School District 51-1 Wins Creative Impact Award for Excellence in Special Education

Box Elder, South Dakota, May 31, 2024 – We are thrilled to announce that Monica Waltman Ed.S. of Douglas School District 51-1 has been awarded the prestigious Creative Impact Award by Creatively Focused, recognizing her outstanding contributions to special education.

About the Creative Impact Award

The Creative Impact Award celebrates excellence in special education by honoring individuals, teams, and districts that demonstrate innovative solutions, dedication, and significant impact on the lives of students. This award aims to empower educators and inspire positive change within the special education community.

Award Categories

  • School District: Recognizing districts that lead in special education initiatives through innovative approaches and commitment to student success.
  • Special Educator: Celebrating educators who go above and beyond to support their students with creativity and dedication.
  • Best Use of Axis3: Acknowledging transformative implementation of Axis3 to streamline workflows, enhance professional development, and improve student outcomes.

Our Achievement

Monica Waltman Ed.S. has been recognized in the Special Educator category for her exceptional and innovative leadership and making a significant impact by proactively enhancing the sustainability of her special education teams. She recognizes the importance of establishing robust support systems encompassing organization, communication, and collaboration to ensure the success of her staff and students. Monica has set a benchmark in special education, reflecting our commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all students.

Quote from the Superintendent/Leader

"Congratulations to Monica Waltman Ed.S. for receiving the Creative Impact Award from Creatively Focused. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of Monica and our special education team," said Superintendent Kevin Case. "We believe in empowering our educators and creating innovative solutions that make a real difference in our students' lives."

About Creatively Focused

Creatively Focused is an educator-driven technology company dedicated to enhancing special education through automation of workflows, increased training, education, and professional development. Their human-centered SaaS platform, axis3, along with personalized services and a curated resource library, supports school districts in empowering teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators. This approach strengthens the resilience of special educators and allows them to focus more on students.

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Contact Information

For more information about Douglas School District 51-1, please visit: Source: Creatively Focused