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Special Education Teacher Receives Award From the State

Rosalind DeBose-Butler is joined by Principal Alissa Clugh (right) and other ACCEL Schools staff members upon receiving the Outstanding Educator Achievement Award from the Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio


A complicated, pandemic school year ended on a high note for Rosalind DeBose-Butler, a  Special Education teacher at Lincoln Park Academy. DeBose-Butler was the recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Educator Achievement Award for her standout impact in the classroom.

Lincoln Park Academy, a public charter school in Cleveland Ohio, offered virtual, hybrid, and in-person options due to the Pandemic. Teachers at Lincoln Park Academy took notice of DeBose-Butler’s exemplary guidance to her students during these unprecedented times and nominated her for the award.

The Outstanding Educator Achievement Award honors educators “who have provided exemplary instruction and creative programming that promotes educational results for students with disabilities.” This award is presented by the State Support Team in partnership with the Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio. DeBose-Butler received a framed certificate and a commemorative directory to celebrate the achievement which were presented to her during the final week of school by Kevin Wering, Sr. Director, and Jessica Garton, Director of Special Education of ACCEL Schools.