SEPTA annually bestows two awards to recognize outstanding individuals in Arlington who have made a positive difference in the lives of our children.
The Eileen K. Crawford Outstanding Educator Award
Given to an educator or county services professional who in his/her professional capacity has made outstanding achievements that improve the lives of Arlington’s special needs children and youth.
This award is named in honor of Eileen K. Crawford, who passed away in 2012, whose 25 years as an educator included work as a special education coordinator, Parent Resource Center coordinator, who specialized in helping older APS students flourish and successfully transition to adulthood.
Parent Volunteer of the Year Award – The “Howie” Award
Named after its first recipient, Howard Kallem, this award is given jointly by SEPTA and the leadership of the APS Arlington Special Education Advisory Committee (ASEAC) to parent volunteers who have shown exceptional contribution and commitment to helping Arlington’s children and youth reach their potential.