Exemplary Therapist Award Nominations

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Each year at the TIES Conference, we take time to honor Oregon therapists who are recognized for their outstanding achievements in the provision of education-based therapy services. The two awards are:

The Judy Rowe Exemplary Therapist Award is named for an Oregon therapist who was known for her professional expertise and dedication. The award is presented in her name to honor Oregon therapists who are nominated by their peers in education-based practice. 

The Michele Smith-Sullivan Exemplary Therapist Assistant Award is for occupational and physical therapy assistants who excel in education-based therapy services.

Past Award Recipients

If you would like to nominate a colleague for these awards, please notify Debra Fitzgibbons at Debra.Fitzgibbons@douglasesd.k12.or.us with your nominations.

Please Include the following information along with your nominations:

  • Your name, address and phone number
  • Nominee’s name, address and phone number
  • A written summary of the contributions made by the individual in the field of education-based therapy for children with disabilities
  • Letters of support from others who have experience with the nominee’s contributions (e.g., coworkers, students or their families, supervisors, etc.)


Debra Fitzgibbons
Phone: 541-957-4834 Fax: 541-957-4808


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