OSE Employee Receives National Award

April 10, 2003

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education congratulates Dr. Frances Clark, Coordinator with the Office of Special Education. Clark was recently awarded The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (TASH) 2002 Positive Approaches Award. She was among seven individuals from across the nation to receive the award.  

Clark was recognized for her leadership and advocacy in providing positive behavior supports to people with disabilities. She was also cited for making constructive differences in the field and in the lives of the individuals with whom she has worked.  

“Dr. Clark has been the leader on our statewide positive behavior supports and interventions project,” said Dr. Dee Braley, Office of Special Education Executive Director. “She is a key member of our team who has been working closely with me on our interagency efforts to improve school-based mental health services for children.”  

The award is granted annually to an individual or a group of individuals who have significantly contributed to bettering the lives of people with disabilities.

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