By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer

The Morgan County Board of Education recognized Lindsay Peaster, a speech language pathologist at the primary school, on June 9, commending her recent invitation to serve as a reviewer on the Editorial Board for Teaching Exceptional Children (TEC) journal, a journal designed specifically for teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, and other practitioners who work with children and youth with disabilities or who are gifted. Peaster, who has taught a MCPS for 11 years, will begin working with TEC in the fall. According to Kristin Sayeski, the new editor for TEC, Peaster was nominated to serve as reviewer because of her “expertise and capacity to foster the research-to-practice link through the review process.” Sayeski believes the TEC reviewers play an important role for the journal.

“Expectations for TEC reviewers include: the delivery of timely and constructive feedback to authors, which improves the author experience, increases the quality of the journal, and establishes a healthy flow for review; identification and encouragement of authors to submit manuscripts for publication; and provision of feedback to the editorial team in order to maintain cycles of improvement,” explained Sayeski. Superintendent Ralph Bennett praised Peaster for all her work and this prestigious opportunity. “We are going to have to recognize her every month at this rate for all the wonderful things she is accomplishing,” said Bennett. Morgan County Primary Principal Betsy Short commended Peaster for her professional expertise.

“We are very glad to have her serve in this capacity,” said Short. “Dr. Peaster is very involved in the research of special ed children. “ “She is a fantastic teacher and she helps all other teachers in both special ed and regular ed.” Nelson Hale, chairman of the BOE, congratulated Peaster for all her hard work. “We appreciate everything you are doing for our kids,” said Hale.