Texoma Teacher Receives Award From Special Olympics Texas

Texoma Teacher Receives Award From Special Olympics Texas

A Texoma teacher is being recognized for her work with Special Olympics Texas.

Sally Stacy is a special education teacher at Crestview Elementary School in Graham.

Earlier this year she received a letter from the State of Texas saying she was this years 'Trainer of the Year' for Special Olympics Texas.

Sally says Special Olympics has been an important part of her life ever since she started volunteering back when she was in college.

"The people with disabilities are very important to me," Stacy said. "I know since so many parts of their lives they're treated differently and I want to make them feel as inclusive in this town and in the state and in the nation as we can.  Special Olympics was one of the many ways that we can do that.  So, being 'Trainer of the Year' lets me know that I'm accomplishing my goal."

While teaching and serving as a coach for Special Olympics teams in Graham, Sally's fellow co-workers say she deserves this award.

"Without Sally's guidance, our teams would not flourish and athletes would not have the opportunities that they do," said Michelle McGee, Graham High School special education teacher. "Sally has taken many hours to train our new coaches, making sure that no child is denied the chance to participate."

Sally Stacy will be formally recognized at an awards ceremony on Friday during the Special Olympics Fall Classic Competition in College Station.