CASHA’s Distinguished Service Award
2017 Distinguished Service Award Recipient, Dawn Ray, CCC - SLP
CASHA is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Service Award, Dawn M. Dart Ray, CCC-SLP. Dawn received the award at CASHA’s Fall Conference in a presentation by colleague and former classmate, Peggy Morehouse.
Dawn received her MS in Ed from the College of Saint Rose. She is a past Vice President and President of the CASHA, and past member of the NYSSHLA Board of Regional Presidents. She is a Speech Language Pathologist at Arbor Hill Elementary School (AHES) in the Albany City School District with over 30 years of experience in the field.
Dawn Ray is a member of several district wide committees including the Autism Strand Committee and the recently developed Preschool Goal Development Committee. She is a past member of the District Wide Professional Development Committee and the TAC-D Committee on the Over Representation of Minorities in Special Education. Dawn has worked in collaboration with lead author Peggy Morehouse and district SLPs on developing the kindergarten RTI Intervention Program-Language Intervention for Tomorrow (LIFT). She helped develop the District Speech Department Entrance/Exit Criteria Protocol and the Speech Department Policy and Procedure Manual. Dawn is currently a member of the AHES RTI Committee. She has partnered with the AHES Social Worker in planning and executing the Annual AHES Career Fair in grades 4, 5, and 6. Dawn has provided workshops and in-service trainings on phonemic awareness, Afro-American English, Story Grammar Marker and the use of visual strategies to support autistic students in the classroom. She has presented at Grand Rounds for the College of St. Rose Communication Department. Please join us in celebrating Dawn Ray’s many years of dedicated service in the field of Speech Language Pathology. Congratulations, Dawn, on your richly-deserved Distinguished Service Award!
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