Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High
Vanessa Radice has taught for the past 20 years at a Title I school for various disabilities. Teaching has been her calling since she was young, and helping others fulfills her daily. Vanessa has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Special Education. She also has a second Master's in Psychology, allowing her to become a licensed Mental Health Therapist. For the past four years, Vanessa has been privileged to embark on a new challenge- working with students in the modified program, meaning they have an IQ less than 70 with either Autism or Intellectual Disabilities. After attending many workshops and conferences, Vanessa has noticed a need to start a Life Skills and Sensory room for the program, which has 90-plus students. Vanessa looks forward to using the grant funds to help build the life skills/sensory room.
NSHSS is always looking to find ways to support our network of educators, especially those who are constantly looking to support their students. To help offset the financial burden, NSHSS is awarding fifteen (15) high school educators $500 grants to help provide additional opportunities to their students and classrooms.