Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Officer Receives “Friends of Special Education Award”

On Thursday, April 26th, Officer Patricia Gould was honored at the Friends of Special Education award ceremony at Shawnee Mission West High School, for the influence she’s had on one of her students. Officer Gould is the first School Resource Officer (SRO) to receive this award, and is currently assigned to the Broadmoor Technical School in the Shawnee Mission School District.

The awards ceremony is designed to recognize those individuals who have “gone the extra mile” through support, encouragement, innovation, and/or collaboration to make a special difference in a child’s life. Officer Gould was nominated by Ms. Dixie Rogers, the mother of Luke Rogers, who is enrolled in the special education program at Broadmoor.

Ms. Rogers expressed her appreciation for the calming effect Officer Gould has had on her son and for her caring personality. Officer Gould’s recognition is just one example of the extra effort our SRO’s give on a daily basis to help enrich the lives of young people.