The Carolyn Dobbs Special Education Teacher of the Year Award recognizes the importance of the work of special education professionals. The award is named after Mary Carolyn Dobbs (1911 – 2011), a California State University, Fresno alumna, who became a teacher and internationally renowned pioneer in special education.
Her selfless work brought significant changes at the state and national levels in the classroom and in everyday life for students, and she also was an advocate for support and assistance for teachers of special needs pupils.
Merced County Office of Education, taught for 12 years at Peterson Elementary as a teacher of the deaf and a teacher in a severely handicap classroom.
Special Education teacher at Sanger Unified for 15 years.