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Exceptional Children’s Yvonne Franz receives annual Jolene Litton ABCD Award

posted Apr 1, 2015, 6:51 AM by Greg Shull   [ updated Apr 1, 2015, 7:59 AM ]
The 2015 Jolene Litton ABCD (Above and Beyond the Call of Duty) Award was presented to Yvonne Franz, a teacher for the visually impaired, on March 26 at the LeGrand Center.

The ABCD award is presented each year to an educator in Cleveland County Schools who effectively models the use of technology and encourages unique and innovative technology projects and practices within his/her school. The award is sponsored by the Foundation and the Cleveland County Schools’ Technology Services Department.

The following excerpt was taken from a statement from Technology Services Director Cheryl Lutz about how Ms. Franz went above and beyond the call of duty:

Ms. Franz recently created a GoFundMe account for a student who uses an iPad on a daily basis to not only access academics successfully, but to communicate with peers and adults. The venture was successful as Ms. Franz was able to raise the full amount of money necessary for the purchase of an iPad for the student’s post-graduation use. The student will now be able to continue to interact with others and engage in the learning process.

Technology Services Director Dr. Cheryl Lutz presented Ms. Franz with an award and a perpetual plaque to take back to her school. Ms. Franz also received an iPad from the Cleveland County Schools’ Technology Services Department.

The ABCD Award was first presented in 2005 to honor Jolene Litton and her service to the students and teachers of Cleveland County Schools. Mrs. Litton was among the first curriculum/technology coordinators in the district- serving at Boiling Springs Elementary.

The event was recorded and will be aired on C19 beginning April 3rd.