NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- A New Rochelle administrator has been awarded a high honor.
Yvette Goorevitch, the director of special and alternative education, has been selected as Special Education Administrator of the Year by the New York Council of Administrators of Special Education (NYCASE).
The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and accomplishment for the benefit of students with disabilities. The award was announced at the 2016 NYCASE Summer Institute at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs.
Goorevitch has spent close to 40 years in public education working with students with disabilities and their families. Goorevitch has been the Director of Special and Alternative Education for New Rochelle for over 25 years.
While under her leadership, the district has been awarded numerous grants and awards, according to a release from the district. New Rochelle became the first district to implement programs for students with autism and currently serves as training site for doctoral students, according to the district.
Goorevitch has also served as a member on the National Board of the Council for Administrators of Special Education, and recently just returned from presenting at their conference in Washington D.C, according to the district.
"The award is shared with the outstanding professionals and parents that I have had the pleasure of working with over the last two decades," she said. "The award recognized the innovative programs that serve as models for replication. I accepted the award on behalf of all our children with special needs who remind me every day to always assume competence."