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PPCD-Lifeskills recognized by school board
By Michael Wright, Managing Editor
Nov 26, 2012, 08:09

Students and staff at Morningside Elementary in the PPCD-Lifeskills special education program were recognized recently at the regular meeting of the Dumas Independent School District Board of Trustees.
Principal Stan Stroebel introduced members of his staff, including teachers and their assistants, to explain the methods used to teach children in the program.
Morningside teachers presented a video showing some of the teaching methods used, including hand-over-hand and assistive technology.
Currently, there are about 30 kids in the PPCD-Lifeskills program and another four students in Pre-K inclusion.
Principal Stroebel said of the staff who work with the special needs children, "There's a special place in heaven for these teachers and assistants. When you see the changes they make (in the children), you see the great things these guys are doing."
The assistants also had an opportunity to address the board. They each echoed one another in saying they enjoy their jobs. One assistant said she believes this is the "best job in the world." Another added, "It is really nice to see where they start and where they go." Another said, "I wouldn't trade this job for anything."