Staff at Baldwin schools receive Make a Difference Award

BALDWIN — Four Baldwin Community Schools staff members were recently honored for making a significant positive impact on the education and success of children with special needs.

In June, the West Shore Educational Service District Special Education Parent Advisory Committee hosted a ceremony to recognize the recipients of the Make a Difference Award. Baldwin honorees included:

  • Karen Knapp, elementary special education teacher
  • Tim Fournier, elementary student services specialist
  • Sonya Lund, high school special education teacher
  • Bruce Mangum, assistant superintendent of instructional services and previous principal of Baldwin Elementary

“We’re very proud of our teachers, support staff and administrators who have gone above and beyond to support our students with special needs and help them grow and succeed academically, socially and emotionally,” Superintendent David Forrester said. “At Baldwin Community Schools, we are passionate about making a difference in children’s lives, and it’s wonderful to see our staff recognized for their hard work and dedication.”

The Baldwin staff members were joined by other local educators, community members and business leaders who have made a difference in the lives and education of children with special needs throughout Mason, Lake and Oceana counties.