2010 Principal Winner
School: Richard Nathaniel Fickett Elementary School
Project: Autism Sensory Lab
In an effort to enhance R.N. Fickett Elementary School’s Program for Exceptional Children, Dr. Dorsey designed a 21st Century Interactive Lab. This interactive lab houses the latest technological, visual, tactile and sensory equipment for a population of students who often do not receive the same amount of resources as their mainstream peers. As a result, the lab inspires students with special needs to actively participate in their surrounding environment. The 21st Century Interactive Lab promotes experiential learning and cognitive growth, particularly among Fickett’s autistic population.