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Shara Rose Named Outstanding Leader

Shara Rose, Exceptional Student Services (ESS) Coordinator, is this year’s recipient of the Council for Exceptional Children Division of Early Childhood (AzDEC) Linda M. Levine Outstanding Leadership Award.

The AzDEC Linda M. Levine Outstanding Leadership Award is given annually to an Arizona nominee who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in supporting early childhood general/special education and/or inclusive programming. The award recognizes a teacher, administrator, related services professional, home visitor, or paraprofessional who demonstrates leadership qualities in going beyond the everyday demands of their position to create an exceptional environment resulting in improved services and impacting the lives of young children with exceptionalities and their families.

Shara has been with the district for 19 years, serving as an administrator for 11 years.  Her current role is an ESS Coordinator.  In her current role, she supports special education provision in multiple campuses in grades preschool through 8th grade and oversees the district’s special education preschool inclusion program, professional development and programming for the district including the Arizona Department of Education monitoring for Child Find, and child outcome data reporting to the state and federal office of special education.  Shara was presented with the award at the AzDEC Spring Conference.  

“Shara Rose exhibits the highest level of commitment to our youngest learners and works hard to make connections with our preschool families at Dysart Schools.  She creates a culture of partnering with families so that we can all work together and impact student learning and outcomes,” shared Corey Montaño, Exceptional Student Services Director.

The Arizona Division for Early Childhood (DEC) is an organization designed for individuals who work with or on behalf of children with special needs, birth through age 8, and their families.


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