VanOsten has been a BOCES physical education teacher and
Special Olympics coach for about 27 years. She was our 2015 Ron Dougherty Award
winner, which is the highest employee recognition we have here at BOCES. She
was nominated for that award by co-workers for her boundless support and caring
for students and her tireless commitment to the Special Olympics organization
and its goals of promoting confidence and self-esteem among student athletes.
The extra hours – including evenings and weekends – she has dedicated to her
students are simply innumerable.
For more about the State Special Olympics: http://specialolympics-ny.org/