Exemplary Therapist Awards

Accepting Nominations

Awarded at the Annual AT-TIES Together Conference

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

April 20, 21 and 22, 2020
Salem Convention Center

Salem, OR


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 award ceremony will take place Monday afternoon, April 20.

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 Judy's name to honor Oregon therapists who are nominated by their peers in education-based practice.

Michele Smith-Sullivan Award

is awarded to occupational and physical therapy assistants who excel in education-based therapy services. The award is presented in Michele's name to honor Oregon therapy assistants who are nominated by their peers in education-based practice.

If You Would Like to Recognize a Colleague

Please notify Debra Fitzgibbons at debra.fitzgibbons@douglasesd.k12.or.us

or (541)957-4834 with the name of your nomination.


Please follow-up with a packet via mail or email. Include the following information:



  • 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.)

Nominations are due in the RSOI office no later than March 20, 2020

Sponsored by Regional and Statewide Services for Students with Orthopedic Impairments RSOI

1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Ste 110

Roseburg, OR 97470

541.440.4791 | www.rsoi.org

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Debra Fitzgibbons, Coordinator

Debra.Fitzgibbons@douglasesd.k12.or.us