Craig Leavitt came to Vocational Rehabilitation as a transition student. He was eighteen years old and was to graduate from Green River High School about one month after completing his initial interview. He had a diagnosis of ADD and was on an IEP for learning disabilities in reading and writing.
Craig was interested in pursuing a career as a teacher of special education. He was also very interested in continuing to play in sports while attending college. It was agreed upon that attending Black Hills State University would be a good choice for him. A plan was developed to cover the equivalent of the cost of tuition and books at a local college for the nine semesters it was projected to take him to complete this degree. Craig required some accommodations while attending school. However, due to his hard work and diligence, he was able to attend full time and graduate with a 3.46 overall grade point average.... due to his hard work and diligence, he was able to attend full time and graduate with a 3.46 overall grade point average.
Upon completing his classes to obtain his Bachelor of Science Degree in K-12 Special Education, Craig was in need of hip surgery due to a sports injury and had to take some time off from working or completing his internship. He healed quickly and then worked part time until the spring semester of 2013. Craig was then able to enroll in his teaching internship and another plan was written to cover this extra cost for education.
He successfully completed his student teaching internship at Washington Elementary in May of 2013. He demonstrated a good work ethic and his great personality shown through while working there. As a result, Craig was hired on as a teacher of special education at Washington Elementary School in Green River, Wyoming to begin in August of 2013.
Craig's file was closed successfully in February of 2014 and he remains happily employed teaching to this day.