Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22
"Advocating for Every Child"
Congratulations to our 2016 Bucks County Intermediate Unit Award Recipients and Years of Service Employees!
Our Award Recipients and Years of Service Employees will be honored at
our Opening Day Ceremony on Monday,
August 22, 2016. Please scroll down
to read the names of our Employee Recognition and Years of Service
Award Recipients for the 2015-2016 school year.
We applaud each of them with a special "Thank You" for all their hard work and dedication to our IU!
Annie Sullivan Award Recipient
The purpose of this award
is to recognize a teacher who exemplifies caring involvement with
students with disabilities, and goes beyond the duties of the classroom
in helping others in the school and community to understand and accept
people with disabilities. Some examples may include involvement in the
Special Olympics or participation in local groups for the students with
disabilities. One person is recognized annually from each participating
Teacher Support Specialist
The Ambassador Service Awards have been designed to recognize the valuable
contributions being made by our employees. These contributions help to
improve the service given by our Intermediate Unit to the schools and
students of Bucks County. All IU Employees are eligible for nomination.
Program Coordinator Upper County Autism Suppor
A. William Vantine Leadership Award Recipient
hallmark of A. William Vantine's leadership during 16 years as the
Executive Director of the Bucks County Intermediate Unit, was his
ability to create a shared vision, then work with others to make this
vision real. He accomplished this through implementing creative
administrative and supervisory practices, fostering programmatic
innovations and by actively promoting programs to increase the reach and
influence of the Intermediate Unit. The A. William Vantine "Excellence
in Leadership Award" is intended to continue this rich legacy by
recognizing a member of the Intermediate Unit staff who exemplifies the
ideal of demonstrated leadership through innovative program development
and implementation, or the promotion of Intermediate Unit programs.
Richard O. Coe Rookie Scholarship Award Recipients
O. Coe served the Bucks County Intermediate Unit 1972-2007 in the roles
of teacher, supervisor, Special Education Director and as the Executive
Director. In recognition of his life's work and celebration of his
retirement in June 2007, the Bucks County Intermediate Unit Education
Foundation will honor his distinguished career by dedicating two yearly
scholarships in his name. The purpose of these awards is to recognize
individuals in their early years of service to the Bucks County
Intermediate Unit who demonstrate exemplary commitment to the field of
education. Two individuals will be selected for these scholarships; one
will be a professional staff member: a teacher, therapist, social worker
or psychologist. The other will be an Intermediate Unit employee
serving in a support capacity: Instructional Assistant, C-Print
Captionist, Job Coach, Interpreter, Bus Driver, Administrative
Assistant, etc. Each award will be in the amount of $500, to be used
toward relevant professional development experiences. College courses,
workshops or conferences are examples of appropriate uses of this
scholarship. Events that occur during the academic calendar year must be
approved by respective supervisors.
Program Coordinator - Transition
Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Years of Service40+ Years
Bernadette Litz Colvin
Once again, we applaud each of our recipients with a special "Thank You" for all their hard word and dedication to our IU!