2017-18 Milken Educator Award
Decision-making, communication and socializing are key life skills for any teenager. Add in developing career portfolios and video resumes and you have a recipe for success for any graduating senior. However, at Slippery Rock Area High School it’s the special education population that have their life track figured out: 100% are empowered and prepared to choose either college, vocation or military post-graduation due to the dedication of their transition coordinator Melanie Cole. She’s usually the driving force behind their curriculum and activities, but today she stopped still in her tracks during an all-school assembly filled with 600 cheering students.