NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (Sept. 22, 2016) – The New York Council of Administrators of Special Education (NYCASE) has awarded its first “Special Education Administrator of the Year” award to Yvette Goorevitch, director of special and alternative education for the City School District of New Rochelle.
The award, established this year, recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and accomplishment for the benefit of students with disabilities. The award was announced at the 2016 NYCASE Summer Institute at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs.
“The award is shared with the outstanding professionals and parents that I have had the pleasure of working with over the last two decades,” said Goorevitch. “The award recognized the innovative programs that serve as models for replication. I accepted the award on behalf of all our children with special needs who remind me every day to always assume competence.”
Goorevitch has spent nearly 40 years in public education working with students with disabilities and their families, 25 of them in her current role in the New Rochelle school district.
Under her leadership, the district has been awarded numerous grants and awards, including the Model Transition Program award, a demonstration grant to support the implementation of Positive Behavioral Strategies (PBS), and Project SEARCH, a nationally recognized Transition Planning Model.
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