UCS teacher honored for making a difference
Make A Difference
Posted on 04/28/2017
Teacher with roses, posing with Mr. HurleyA Utica Community teacher has been named a recipient of this year’s “Make a Difference” Award.

Chelsea Laurencelle, elementary teacher for the Roberts Elementary Autism Spectrum Classroom CORE, has earned the honor from the Macomb County Parent Advisory Committee.

Each year, the committee, through the Macomb Intermediate School District, offers parents the opportunity to nominate an educator who has made a significant impact on their child’s school experience.

This is the ninth year UCS educators have earned this award.

Laurencelle has taught young children with special needs at the elementary level for UCS since she began her career in 2010.

She has implemented the “Super Pals” program by training more than 90 students to mentor and help students with special needs.

Laurencelle was nominated by Laura and Joe Vivano.

“(Laurencelle) is fast to share good news and celebrate success, downplays tough days and reminds us that there is always tomorrow and tomorrow we try again,” they wrote in the application.