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Happy Thanksgiving!

As we plan to gather for Thanksgiving this year, I know that we as a nation face many challenges, first and foremost COVID-19. However, I believe that each of us have much to be thankful for.  The poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson, … Continue reading

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Celebrating American Education Week

This week is American Education Week, a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. A good teacher can change a student’s life, creating worlds … Continue reading

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Kind People Are My Kinda People!

It’s almost fitting that this Friday is World Kindness Day. With all the background noise we had during the last few weeks, what better way to overcome the divides of politics than with kindness? What began 21 years ago as … Continue reading

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Caring for the Caregiver

November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to celebrate the contributions of the more than 40 million people in the United States who serve as unpaid caregivers to family, friends and neighbors. Caregivers work long days and spend countless … Continue reading

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Memories Sweeter than Candy!

Each year, as the month of October draws to a close, I look forward to the spooktacular fun that fills the school!  The parade this year was Virtual, but it was still fun. The parade always brings back sweet memories … Continue reading

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What makes our school special?

What makes our school special? I strongly suggest our faculty! Our special education teachers, speech therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, behavior specialists and many others are truly the heartbeat of the Elizabeth Lee Black School. As October is Physical Therapy … Continue reading

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What You Think is Your Greatest Fear Will Be Your Greatest Blessing, Guest Blog by the Cummings Family

In honor of National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, I asked parents, Chris and Barbara Cummings, if they would write about their amazing and beautiful daughter, Faith. Their story is so moving, it brought tears to my eyes. I hope it … Continue reading

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Persons with Disabilities in the Workforce: Reliable and Dependable!

As we celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness month, I wondered, “What has been the impact of the pandemic?” To find out, I interviewed three of our Supported Employment (SE) staff, Marquis Wallace, Transitional Team Leader, Amy Bacon, Program Specialist, and … Continue reading

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Happy World Teacher’s Day!

Join with me as we celebrate World Teacher’s Day! At the Elizabeth Lee Black School, Barber National Institute, we regard all of our school staff as teachers. Whether they are a special education teacher, therapist, para educator, caseworker, or behavior … Continue reading

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ELBS Updates!

Now that Elizabeth Lee Black School has been opened for three weeks, I thought that I would give you an update. First and foremost, we have had a very strong return to school. I truly believe that the five months … Continue reading

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