VADCDT State Awards

Virginia VA-DCDT is excited to announce the 2016 VADCDT Awards.

Erin Butterfield received the Transition Practitioner of The Year Award. Erin is a teacher at Crittenden Middle School in Newport News VA. She has stepped up as a transition leader in her school division and continues to implement innovative learning opportunities for her students.

Diane Loomis received the Leader of the Year Award. Diane is a coordinator at the Gorge Mason University Training and Technical Assistance Center. Through her leadership and guidance to school divisions she offered professional development and family activities to promote self-determination across her region. Diane is a pillar of self-determination in Virginia.

Doniella Kissinger received the Youth of the Year Award. Doniella continues to promote self-determination across the state for students with disabilities. Doniella is a first year graduate student at Longwood University and the student representative for VADCDT.

Career and Transition Services received the Employer of the Year award. The Career and Transition Services are a group of leaders who work to empower diverse populations of students. They continue to promote and support the employment of individuals with exceptionalities and their full participation in the community.

The awards were given out at the 10th Annual I’m Determined Youth and Parent Summit at James Madison University.

Thank you for all of your work in transition services in Virginia.
Diane Loomis and Vice President Kendal Swartzentruber

Diane Loomis and Vice President Kendal Swartzentruber

Vice President Kendal Swartzentruber and Representative from Career and Transition Services

Vice President Kendal Swartzentruber and Representative from Career and Transition Services

Vice President Kendal Swartzentruber and Doniella Kissinger

Vice President Kendal Swartzentruber and Doniella Kissinger