Irving Elementary School Student Receives “Yes I Can” Award

Irving Elementary School Student Receives “Yes I Can” Award
Posted on 03/08/2018
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On February 23, 2018, Irving Elementary School’s, Dorian Jaeger, received the news that he is a recipient of this year’s “Yes I Can!” award from The Wisconsin Council for Exceptional Children.

Each year, the “Yes I Can!” award is given to students of outstanding merit with exceptional education needs. It’s designed to acknowledge children that demonstrate achievement using skills they’ve learned through an exceptional education program.  

Jaeger’s fifth grade classroom teacher, Christina Martello nominated him by writing
 an essay that explained how he overcame obstacles to thrive in the classroom.  “Dorian works really hard each day,”  explains Martello, “He is joyful, enthusiastic and motivated to do his best.”

Dorian has worked in speech therapy and general education buddy groups. He’s learned how  to communicate and play with his peers. Dorian has learned about community locations such as the zoo, restaurant, and grocery store.  With adult support, he is able to purchase items at a store. “It is amazing to see him perform and carry out the skills he’s learned within the classroom,” says Martello.

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Chapter 31 represents all Southeast Wisconsin school districts.  Jaeger and his parents will travel with their teacher to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on March 10, 2018 to accept the award.