The national IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) Infant and Toddler Coordinators Association (ITCA) awarded Gina Greene the 2012 ITCA Regional Parent Leadership Award. The award is given annually to acknowledge parent leadership on behalf of infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities. Winners are chosen for having made significant contributions in supporting and training families to advocate for their child(ren), serving on committees, and working on legislative initiatives that impact young children.
Gina Greene is an Early ACCESS Regional Coordinator with Area Education Agency 267 (AEA 267). Gina has played an integral role in a variety of projects and served on committees in Iowa that have impacted infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. In her capacity with AEA 267, Gina works with AEA staff and community partners to improve the quality of services for children and families.
“We are thrilled that Gina has been recognized for her tireless efforts,” said Margie Jensen, AEA 267 Early ACCESS Regional Coordinator. “Children, families, and educators in our area are better for having Gina in their lives.”
Gina lives in Waterloo with her husband Paul. They have three grown children, Lucas, Molly (Brian), and Tyler. Gina is actively engaged in supporting her youngest son Tyler in his mission to educate the world in Ability Awareness, to show that what a person “Can Do” is more important than what they cannot.
Area Education Agency 267 serves over 65,000 students. In addition, over 5,000 educators rely on AEA 267 for services in special education, school technology, media and instructional/curriculum support. The agency’s service area reaches 18 counties and nearly 9,000 square miles.