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Monica Roe

Position: Physical Therapist
School: Bering Strait School District
School District: Bering Strait School District
City, State: Unalakleet, AK

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Monica Roe was nominated by her district's special education director, Jessica Towarak.

Ms. Roe has been an added bonus to her district for many years. In her role, she travels all throughout the region on small bush planes to serve students with physical therapy needs. She is the definition of a team-player and advocate. She always goes above and beyond to ensure that students are meeting their goals. Ms. Roe helps connect wrap-around services for students by reaching out to other agencies to coordinate services. She brings happiness and humor to her site-visits. She easily connects with teachers, students and families, and she creates life-long friendships. Some words to describe her are empathic, supportive, creative, persistent, and patient.

"She is fun and full of energy, always thinking creatively and outside-of-the-box, which is what we love about visits with her! Everything that she does is about the students and their families," said Towarak. "We are thankful for her dedicated service to the students of the Bering Strait School District."

In her spare time, Ms. Roe is a freelance writer. She loves to travel and is also a beekeeper!