LifeChanger of the Year Nominee Profile

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Sharon Mitchell

Position: Special Education Facilitator
School: Yukon Middle School
School District: Yukon Public Schools
City, State: Yukon, OK

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Sharon Mitchell was nominated by her colleague, Marcia Heitzman.

Ms. Mitchell is the facilitator for all areas of special education at Yukon Middle School. She is always the first one to be there for students in crisis. She follows up with all students and staff members to make sure that everyone has what they need to be successful.

"She has been a mentor to me since starting my position in the severe profound classroom at the middle school," said Heitzman. "She's very knowledgeable and has a heart of gold. All of the students in special education know and love her. She is someone who they can count on, and she works side-by-side with each student to ensure they feel safe, secure, and confident in their learning environment. She was named Teacher of the Year once and is a light to all who know her. Sharon enables students to attend Special Olympics every year in many different categories. She arranges special field trips and makes sure that all special education students are able to participate with their atypical peers in as many things as possible."