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Katy Elmore ('01M)

Learning disabilities math teacher

Photo: Katy Elmore

Katy Elmore is changing lots of worlds at Osbourn Park High School in Manassas, Va. The year before Elmore's specially designed math remediation program began, not one Osbourn Park special education student passed the eighth-grade math Standards of Learning test, a Virginia requirement to earn a modified or standard high school diploma. Since Katy launched her program, all of her students have passed that SOL and most have gone on to take her Algebra I class and pass that SOL, too. Her next big push is to make her curriculum available for distribution to special educators everywhere.

"I am so proud of my students. They do all the work. I just help them out along the way."