On 27 September, 200 prominent educators, thought leaders, and education advocates came to Washington, D.C. to be part of the third annual Bammy Awards honoring the entire education community. The honors were presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences and recognized Special Olympics Chairman Timothy Shriver for his lifetime commitment to excellence in education and passion for fostering greater acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities. The Bammy Awards were created to help reverse the negative national narrative that dominates the education field and recognizes the extraordinary work that is being done in the entire education field every day -- from teachers, principals and superintendents, to advocates, researchers, education journalists, parents and students. Special Olympics currently engages with over 3,000 schools worldwide to engage young people with and without intellectual disabilities.
About Christy White: I am the Director of Global Media and Public Relations for Special Olympics.