Sarah Hasbrook

NEWS RELEASE from Cairo-Durham Central School District


Cairo-Durham Elementary School Teacher Sarah Hasbrook Receives Board Certification in Special Education from American Academy of Special Education Professionals

CAIRO, NY, April 4, 2024 – The Cairo-Durham Central School District is proud to announce Cairo-Durham Elementary School teacher Sarah Hasbrook recently received board certification in the field of special education from the American Academy of Special Education Professionals (AASEP), hosted by the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET).

Following the completion of an extensive set of online training modules in her free time, Hasbrook’s board certification provides national recognition in her ability and dedication to serving all Cairo-Durham Elementary School students.

“Sarah Hasbrook continues to prove herself as a determined staff member in the Cairo-Durham Central School District focused on improving and learning more about her specialized field to reach a wider range of students,” said Cairo-Durham Central School District Superintendent Michael Wetherbee. “The Cairo-Durham Central School District is extremely proud of Sarah Hasbrook’s accomplishment and looks forward to seeing her implementation of what she has learned in the process of becoming board certified.”

Hasbrook, typically seen working on literary skills with Cairo-Durham Elementary School students and finding solutions to obstacles in learning faced by special education students, has been overwhelmed by the support from her students, colleagues and administration throughout the District. She intends to continue her approach in assisting all students in the best individual way possible for each student.

“I truly believe all students can learn, that’s a basic right. I think the reason behind leading the charge is that the more education staff have, the more students we will be able to assist,” Hasbrook said. “Not every strategy will work for every student, so the broad reach we are able to apply in a changing field while always maintaining a forward movement, will best suit our District.”

Cairo-Durham Central School District Director of Pupil Personnel Services Douglas Morrissey said it has been a pleasure to see the instant impact Hasbrook has placed on the growth of students who work with her since her arrival to the District in 2015.

“Sarah Hasbrook is an extraordinary teacher who has helped more children learn than I could ever say,” said Morrissey. “This recognition is well-deserved and verifies what we already know; we are all lucky to have Sarah on our team.”

Speaking to the character of Hasbrook to continuously evolve her skillset to benefit her students, Cairo-Durham Elementary School Principal Christopher Stein has been amazed by Hasbrook’s leadership and willingness to be involved at the elementary school.

“Cairo Durham Elementary School is proud to have Sarah Hasbrook on our team. She is an incredibly dedicated special education teacher and literacy instructor,” said Stein. “Ms. Hasbrook ensures that every student in her care is successful and realizes their full potential. Ms. Hasbrook is also committed to helping her fellow teachers, and frequently leads professional development so other teachers deliver effective instruction.”


Photo: Cairo-Durham Elementary School teacher Sarah Hasbrook.

Sarah Hasbrook

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