Christa BarnettTravis Drilingas
Illinois Center for AutismSpecial Education Teacher
"Christa gets to know each of her students' needs in academic, social, and communicative areas. She actively works to grow their abilities and independence. She is consistently encouraging functional communication skills by using a variety of age and skill level appropriate instructional methods, working closely with families, and collaborating with coworkers for a well-rounded education for a diverse set of kids with special needs. She creates engaging lessons and genuinely cares for each student's well-being and future."
Nominated by Angela