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Virginia Kircanski (RI '96)

Teacher

Flora S. Curtis School
Pawtucket, RI

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary
Grade(s): 1

At the time of the Award, Virginia Kircanski was:

Teacher
Flora S. Curtis School
Pawtucket, RI

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary
Grade(s): 1


Biographical Information

Virginia Kircanski teaches an integrated curriculum to first- graders at Flora S. Curtis School in Pawtucket. Mrs. Kircanski has long been an advocate for inclusion and has helped educate others to share her vision to "provide a positive experience for all children." In recent years, Mrs. Kircanski has obtained the support of the Special Education Department of Pawtucket in the implementation of a model program for the instruction of children with autism. In addition to teaching an inclusion program in her first-grade classroom, she currently trains other teachers in this growing program that she created. "All of our children are progressing, and I'm very proud to be a part of it," says Mrs. Kircanski. She is also involved in numerous school-based community support programs, as well as in afterschool homework, art, and drama club activities.



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