Donna Forbes is the Assistant Principal of Burr Intermediate School, Commack, NY, where she began as a reading teacher. Her practicum student for WRS Levels I and II certification programs was Gina G., “whose progress and enthusiasm for the program,” said Donna, “inspired me to become a Wilson District Trainer.” Gina just received her BSW, Cum Laude, from Stony Brook University. Donna adds, “Many thanks to the Commack UFSD who continue to value and support Wilson programs in our schools.”
This story originally appeared as an article in the Summer 2014 publication of The Decoder. Since the publication of this story, Gina has received her Master of Social Work degree, specializing in trauma from Stony Brook University. She is currently working in Patchogue as a social worker. Congratulations to Gina!