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Friday, May 30, 2008

Noblesville principal awarded DSI STAR award

Nash's principal, Mr. Bob Harvey, was awarded the DSI STAR award and there is a write up in our paper.

Its a great award to promote those in your community that promote inclusion!

Oh, I got one too. hee


Noblesville principal awarded DSI STAR
Submitted by Lisa Tokarz-Gutierrez
Posted: May 29, 2008

Bob Harvey and Lisa Tokarz-Gutierrez

Noblesville's White River Elementary principal Bob Harvey was recognized by Down Syndrome Indiana (DSI) at the DSI (formerly the Indiana Down Syndrome Foundation) annual meeting May 7th. Harvey received a 2008 STAR award, which honors individuals, corporations, or groups whose long term achievements and/or contributions further the Down Syndrome Indiana mission.
DSI is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and holds as it's stated mission " to serve as a conduit of information, support and advocacy for individuals with Down syndrome and their families, to promote growth and inclusion in the community."

Harvey is a shining example of a principal who works with parents, teachers, and support staff - all in the best interest of the child- in order to achieve a successful, inclusive educational environment, according to the DSI award nomination. His motto is "Every Child, Every Day --Challenge and Success! "

Other recipients of the 2008 DSI STAR award include Dr. John Brown, Dr. Mark Turrentine ,Cynthia Cobb, Beth DeHoff, Bob Gatto & the Texas Roadhouse, The Ray Glowner Family, Mark Hublar, Jan Steck Huffman, Robbin Lyons, Midwest Orthotics, Dr. Kathleen Stanton-Nichols, and Dr. Brian Skotko.

For more information about Down syndrome or DSI events go to
Lisa Tokarz-Gutierrez, Executive director of Down Syndrome Indiana. Contact Tokarz-Gutierrez at (317) 925-7617.