Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Lake Park Elementary School Teacher Katherine Bishop Receives National Teaching Honor

Congratulations to Lake Park Elementary School special education teacher Katherine Bishop. She was recently named one of four teachers in the nation to receive the National Education Association Foundation's 2010 Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence. According to the NEA Foundation's website:
Katherine Bishop - Special Education Teacher
Lake Park Elementary School
Bethany, Oklahoma

Katherine Bishop believes that everyone has barriers to learning, but she realizes it often takes time to pinpoint exactly what they are and how to help. Bishop has created a classroom rich in technology to celebrate her students’ abilities while honoring their differences.

Thanks to an amplification system funded by a grant Bishop co-authored, her instruction can be understood by the student who is unable to block out certain noises and another who struggles to distinguish between similar sounds. In her classroom, students may simultaneously preview an assigned book as hard copy, using e-text readers, or with headsets for an audio version.

Bishop received her B.S. from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1991 and National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification in 2000. She co-chairs the NBPTS Exceptional Needs Standards Committee and serves on the NEA IDEA Resource Cadre.
You can watch a videa about Katherine at

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