Local Member of the Month
Maureen Rose has been a member of the Federation since October 24, 2016. She works for the Springfield Public Schools as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.
Maureen was nominated by Lisa Bakowski, Principal, Boland Elementary School. Lisa wrote " I just wanted to take a second to thank you. As you know, I’ve been in multiple online IEP meetings with you recently. I am so impressed by your ability to speak to parents. You do not get overly technical but you deliver the message in layman’s terms. It is very apparent that you have made great relationships with your students AND their parents. I love the way that you communicate with them. Please keep up the excellent work! Thank you for all that you do."
Cheryl Lilley, Administrator of Related Services and Technology and Regina Toussaint, OTR, state that "Maureen is a hardworking and caring occupational therapy assistant. She is always eager to help others, including the students and families she works with as well as her team and department. Maureen is often the first one to volunteer within the department to take on additional students or tasks when needed. This included taking on an additional preschool classroom outside of her team and handling the ordering of supplies for the department. Maureen develops nurturing therapeutic relationships with her students. With her families she will go the extra mile to support them in whatever way she can. She was recently applauded by one of her principals for the great relationships she has with her students and their parents. Her ability to communicate with them and not get overly technical but deliver the message in layman’s terms was highlighted as well. Maureen has a desire to learn and grow and is actively doing so this rotation in the area of autism and documenting/decreasing prompt level as appropriate to the student. Maureen spent a great deal of her own time to learn to access technology to provide services through virtual OT sessions. Maureen is a very compassionate and caring individual and brings this to every encounter she has with students and staff. She is a great asset to our team!"
Congratulations Maureen and thank you for Making A Difference.