Brunk, Spurlock receive Hopewell awards


The Region 14/Hopewell Center presented Kathryn Brunk and Jenny Spurlock with Exceptional Achievement Awards during its 33rd annual Recognition Ceremony held recently at Hillsboro Elementary School.

Brunk and Spurlock work closely with students, parents, teachers and administrators to assure that students with disabilities receive the highest standards of support and instruction as they pursue personal, social and academic goals.

Brunk, a classroom aide at Bright Elementary School, was a member of the support team serving a student facing the challenges that come with autism. By pulling together their strengths as professionals, the team created a positive and encouraging atmosphere to assist the student in reaching her true potential.

Spurlock, an intervention specialist at the Southern Ohio Learning Center, is well respected by both students and colleagues who, many times, seek her out for advice and sound counsel. Spurlock is creative in meeting students’ needs and helps students reach high standards by providing successful learning experiences and promoting opportunities for positive self-image. She is known for her ability to discipline without reprimand, correct without disparagement, and teach by example.

The Exceptional Achievement Award is a unique recognition in that it is an award by both parents and educators and is granted to a select number of individuals from throughout the five-county Region 14/Hopewell Center.

Information for this article was provided by Diana Miller, who coordinates communications for several area schools.



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