I just learned the name of the woman responsible for Maple Grove’s “Autism spectrum classroom” – Ms. Sheree Grelle.
(To be honest, Mr. Finnane did tell me her name, but in my hurry to take notes, I did not get it written down, and I owe her an apology for that. I guess I would never make it as a reporter! )
So, to rectify my oversight, I have to say I wish I could take all the parents (not just those with Special Needs kiddos) into this room and show them the wonderful work she has done. I only got to see it very briefly, but I hope that my other projects (an online information “hub” for Special Needs families) will allow me to see more of this, and maybe even visit with her a bit in the future. In Mr. Finnane’s words, ” She has so much knowledge and passion[; she] is really the individual responsible for this great initiative.”
And a great initiative it is – Thank you, Ms. Grelle, our kids really need your insight.
Now how do we clone you for our other schools…. 😉