Celebrating Our Differences 2017
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Leadership Award Honoree & Keynote Speaker
Honorable Setti Warren, Mayor of Newton, MA
As Newton Mayor from 2010 – 2018, Setti Warren focused on increasing inclusion and opportunity across the City, as well as on sound fiscal management, long-term planning and innovation. An enthusiastic ally of UOD, the Mayor’s vision for engaging a diverse community in pursuing common goals and interests was demonstrated by his One Newton community conversation initiative.
The program also featured:
Dr. Jennifer Price, Superintendent of North Andover Public Schools
Jen Price served as the principal of Newton North High School for nine years. A long-time supporter of UOD in Newton, on becoming Superintendent in North Andover in 2015, she articulated her vision for the importance of disability awareness education and successfully brought UOD to her district.
Announcement of the Cathy Jepsen Award
To an outstanding Newton Public Schools employee who embodies inclusive practice and values.
Music presentation by the MUSE Foundation
Fostering social connection among young adults with disabilities through playing music.
Honorary Event Chairs
Marcia and Jeff Herrmann
Thank You to Our Gold Event Sponsor