The Arc of Aurora recently recognized Aurora Public Schools Board of Education Vice President Dan Jorgensen, Ph.D. for his advocacy work for students in special education (also known as students with special needs). Dr. Jorgensen was honored along with other local elected leaders at the The Arc of Colorado’s annual meeting luncheon.
The Arc of Aurora is a nonprofit dedicated to support and advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. To this end, Dr. Jorgensen earned praise from the organization for his dedication in ensuring APS continues working toward providing all students with equal access to a quality education designed to help them succeed in life.
As part of his honor, The Arc of Colorado donated $100 on Dr. Jorgensen's behalf to the Kawasaki Disease Foundation.
Congratulations, Dan, and thanks for all you do on behalf of APS students and families!
Excerpt from Dr. Jorgensen's nomination letter:
"Dan embodies the philosophy that success is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together. He is a catalyst for collaboration and community building. Dan, thank you for all that you have and will do with and on behalf of all students, including those in special education!"
APS 2020: Shaping the Future - Core Belief:
-Student achievement and growth are driven by a highly-effective and respected staff working as a team
-All students must have equitable access to learning opportunities,technology and environments that support them in reaching their full potential.