Special education teachers in The Shadow Project were able to access online the organization’s extensive warehouse of student reinforcers–books, pencils, fidgets, gifts–for the first time this fall.
“The move to an online store is a huge milestone for us,” said Christy Scattarella, M.A., Shadow founder and executive director. “For many years, our teachers have physically visited our warehouse to pick up reinforcing motivational materials for kids with learning disabilities in The Shadow Project who meet their academic and behavioral goals. However, with their busy schedules, teachers have been asking for an online presence.
“When we moved our physical warehouse this summer from Portland Public Schools to Madison High School, which is a longer driving distance for many of the teachers in our program, it made sense to transfer all our operations online,” she said.