October 2021 Employee Excellence Awards

Julie GravesFor the past three years, Julie has coached Skyview’s Unified Sports team, bringing together students with and without intellectual disabilities. During the pandemic, she has rallied students to participate in virtual activities, meetings and a reading club. These activities gave students from Skyview and Columbia River high schools opportunities to connect with one another when in-person meetings were not possible. Her hard work culminated in Skyview winning the Special Olympics Winter Wellness Cup for the state of Washington. In addition, Julie is helping Skyview work toward becoming a Unified Champion School, which indicates social inclusion for all students and a climate of acceptance.

Article Source: Vancouver Public Schools