During the May 10, 2013 Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD) Consortium Meeting, held at the Utah Personnel Development Center in Salt Lake City, a district special education director and one charter school special education director were recognized. Mr. Chris Kupfer was one of the recipients of the UPDC Outstanding Special Education Director of the Year Award. The recipients of this award exemplify excellence, dedication, and an unwavering passion for serving students with disabilities and their families.
Chris was honored with a beautiful plaque and special tribute. Chris faithfully serves three school districts in Southern Utah. Chris is the Federal Programs Director in both Kane and Garfield School District’s and is also the secondary special education specialist in Iron School District. Fellow administrators shared thoughts about Chris. Kane County School District Superintendent Bob Johnson said: “Chris is so knowledgeable about special education. He’s a lifesaver to a small district like us. Chris is a real professional and also extremely professional.” Garfield County School District Superintendent Ben Dalton expressed, “Chris has a relentless drive to support teachers in their service to students with disabilities. He always sees the best in others. I’ve known Chris for 15 years, he’s a great friend!” The Special Education Director in Iron County School District, Jennifer Wood said, “Chris is the best mentor a district special education director could ask for.”
Thank you Chris for your influence in the lives of students with disabilities and the many people who serve them. We celebrate and appreciate your many contributions!