Special Education Teacher
For weeks, Beth Purvis’ role in the administration had been somewhat of a mystery. Not until after several inquiries from The Associated Press did the Rauner administration disclose that Purvis — a key member of the governor’s transition team — is now earning $250,000 a year to advise him on education policy.
Carlitta Tucker-Powell, Case Manager and Special Education Teacher for Chicago Public Schools, offers some insight into what it takes to succeed in the special education field.
Dr. Betty Howard, 58, taught at Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep Academy High School, where students and staff were remembering her as a life-changing educator.
Grief counselors will be on hand at a Far Southeast Side elementary school Monday morning, helping students cope with the loss of a special education teacher.