Pat Stahl, Special Education Teacher at Louisville Elementary School

creates an inclusive, safe culture in all activities that honors each student

Pat Stahl won a Dan Davidson Award from the Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council. The Council honors individuals and agencies in the community that have promoted the vision of the Council during the year and have promoted best practice in inclusion in the fields of employment, education, and community in general.
 
The specific award that Pat received was the Ellie Valdez Honeyman Excellence in Inclusion in Education Award. In the program for the awards ceremony, Pat was described as “an educator that strongly supports inclusion of all students in all activities. Pat has spent decades modeling best practices and not compromising values in the process. She has recently begun mobilizing families in order to support inclusive middle schools. Pat is known as the ‘go-to’ inclusion specialist within the Boulder Valley School District.”

Pat was nominated for Superintendent’s Honor Roll by Jennifer Rocke, Principal of Louisville Elementary School, who said “Pat has done incredible work at LES, within BVSD, and within the larger community to create an inclusive, safe, culture, honoring each student, while making sure each student's dignity is not compromised, regardless of their disabilities.”