Announcing Recipients of the Annual ERI Scholarship and Award for School Therapists 2020

Thank you to all who submitted applications for our Annual Scholarship and Award for School-Based Therapists. 

We are thrilled to announce that Candace Frantz is the recipient of the ERI Scholarship for New to School-Based Practice. 

We were impressed with Candaces dedication to her students and her initiative to learn more about school-based practice. She works hard to meet the needs of both the students and parents, providing a high quality of care and the support they need to succeed.

The ERI Creative Therapies Award, this year is being awarded to Polly Meerchaert

Polly has been described as “a team player who presents herself everyday with a smile on her face and ALWAYS puts student needs first.  She goes above and beyond to tailor her OT interventions to students’ interest incorporating the student’s favorite music or characters.  

In the nomination papers, her colleagues extolled her collaboration skills and lauded her ability to contribute to the profession on many levels.  She consistently rises to the challenge of being an information source to other therapists, staff members, administrators and families.  

CONGRATULATIONS to both Award Recipients. We received many compelling applications and it has proven difficult to chose the winners among the many talented and dedicated candidates.

Candace and Polly will be recognized at the 21st Annual Therapies in the School Conference November 19-20, 2020 – LIVE WEBINAR

Registrations are still be accepted for the popular 2 day conference

Year after year, therapists practicing in a school setting gather at our annual conference to learn new innovations, research, evidence and practical tools to improve the lives of the children they serve . Whether new to practice or having worked in a school setting for many years, they anticipate reconnecting with colleagues and meeting new friends who share their passion.

ERI provides sessions for therapists who have been working for many years, as well as therapists new to practice in a school-based setting, providing a diverse array of options for participants

Our presenters are excited to share their knowledge and are updating their information in real time to reflect the changes happening.  We look forward to the normalcy of gathering in November for our annual conference and “seeing” your faces virtually as we learn, connect and share our stories and experiences with each other again this year. We have been here for you for over 20 years and this year is no exception!