Grace Little, Recognized by the Massachusetts Association of Approved Special Education Schools (MAAPS) for Her Excellence in Service
June 1, 2022
On Thursday, May 26, 2022 our very own Grace Little was recognized by the Massachusetts Association of Approved Special Education Schools (MAAPS) for her excellence in service at their annual awards ceremony. Grace was the co-recipient of MAAPS’ Albert E. Trieschman Memorial Award for Exceptional Direct Care Service.
Grace is a speech and language pathologist known to be a force of positive energy in the school community, supporting students with the same generosity as with her colleagues, volunteering her time to offer professional development, and investing countless hours in creating comprehensive curriculum and lesson plans for students with acute language-based learning challenges.
Soon after starting at Milestones, Grace was instrumental in creating and leading a social group for girls at the majority-male school which remains a beloved tradition today. Milestones’ Head of Admissions Sarah Folk, in her nomination letter, said: “With relentless determination, Grace finds inroads to even those of our students whose self-esteem and anxiety is most impactful. Grace is largely responsible for creating the framework and support system that inspired one student to use his voice for the very first time in school.’’ She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in special education.