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3 honored by Chandler to mark Disabilities Month

March 14th, 2022 development
3 honored by Chandler to mark Disabilities Month

By Ken Sain
Staff Writer

The City of Chandler honored three individuals and a business at a recent council meeting at part of Disability Month.

The Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities selected Savannah Branum, Julie Stuart, and Alicia Wronski for recognition. They also announced Sprouts Farmers Market is their employer of the year for offering a fun and inclusive place to work.

Branum was named the Student of the Year. She attends Hamilton High and has transitioned from special education to regular classes. Branum has submitted all of her school work on time.

Wronski was named the Educator of the Year. She teaches special education at Navaratte Elementary School for Chandler Unified School District and was nominated by several of her students. The nominations said she goes above and beyond and she cares for her students like they were her own.

Stuart is the Habiliator of the Year. She works with clients to help them build their skills. She was recognized for having the skills to help individuals with disabilities grow and progress to become better members of the community.

In addition to the recognition, Mayor Kevin Hartke declared March to be Disabilities Awareness Month.

Hartke said his committee for people with disabilities serves as a liaison between the City Council and people with living with disabilities.

The panel provides programs to raise awareness and educate others. It also addresses employment issues through the use of a stipend program.