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Dowd honored for excellence

Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2005

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Siler City, NC - Christy Dowd, a teacher in Exceptional Education at Jordan-Matthews High School, has been selected as the 2005 Chatham County Exceptional Children's Teacher of Excellence. Dowd was recognized during the fifty-fifth Conference on Exceptional Children sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in Greensboro on Monday, November 7.

Dowd has taught at Jordan-Matthews for twenty-six years. She teaches courses for exceptional education students and has been the Exceptional Children's Departmental Chairperson at the school for the past twenty years. Dowd also works closely with regular classroom teachers to meet the needs of the exceptional education students taking their courses.

“Ms. Dowd is an icon at Jordan-Matthews High School. Always a champion and cheerleader for her students, she continues to go the extra mile on their behalf,” said Beverly Crotts, Superintendent of Student Services in Chatham County Schools.

Fellow educators and former students characterize Dowd as a strong listener and a second mother to her students. She is always willing to help and is dependable for sage advice in handling difficult situations.

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