D.O. Program Receives American Graduate Vermont Champions Award

Vermont PBS, as part of a larger initiative headed by American Graduate, has awarded the D.O. Program one of their four 2015 Champions. “We are incredibly proud of this award. We feel it is well-deserved and it’s wonderful to see our students’ hard work
recognized,” said Iain Hoefle, D.O. teacher.

The three other Vermont Champions honored include Rebecca Holcombe, Secretary, Vermont Agency of Education and Melissa Riegel-Garrett, Pre-K Coordinator, Vermont  Agency of Education; Jeb Spaulding, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges; and Mark Redmond, Executive Director, Spectrum Youth & Family Services.

“American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen is public media’s long-term commitment to supporting community-based solutions to the dropout crisis.  Supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), more than 100 public radio and television stations have joined forces with over 1,400 partners and at-risk schools across 40 states,” according to  americangraduate.org 

“In conjunction with the American Graduate initiative, Vermont PBS produced these profiles of some Vermont Champions – Vermont students and educators who are making a difference,” explained officials at Vermont PBS. 

Click  here to view The D.O. Program – 2015 Vermont Champion Award