The Suffolk County Organization for the Promotion of Education (SCOPE) has named Jeannine Gryn and Stacy Cahill, special education teachers at North Babylon’s Marion G. Vedder Elementary School, as recipients of the 2012 SCOPE Awards of Educational Excellence for Teaching. These two members of the North Babylon school community will be among a group of educators, support staff and volunteers from throughout Suffolk County to be honored at the SCOPE Educational Excellence Awards ceremony held at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook on March 26.

This year, the North Babylon School District implemented two new special education programs that service incoming kindergarten students with complex needs, including cerebral palsy and Down’s syndrome. Working cooperatively, the two teachers provide their students with the educational, physical and social support needed for success.

“These women are exceptional teachers and understand the meaning of teamwork,” remarked Superintendent of Schools Patricia Godek. “Due to their knowledge, skills, willingness, understanding, and above all dedication. They are simply remarkable.”

Added Marion G. Vedder Principal Kerry Larke, “They have shared their knowledge with the special area teachers and created unique opportunities for our mainstreamed students to work alongside our special needs students. They work hand-in-hand with our speech language pathologist and occupational therapist in developing life skills that will build the foundation these students need for future successes. They have opened our doors to welcome these special students and have achieved remarkable success.”