An open house will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 421 W. Central in El Dorado.
For 30 years Connie Unger has served as a special education teacher at El Dorado High School. She will be retiring from this position at the end of this school year.
“I have received joy watching my students learn skills which will help them to succeed in life,” Unger said.
In 1986 she incorporated into her teaching a vocational program. The students went out into the community to gain various job experiences. The vocational para-educators supervised them at their job sites. The students gained vast experiences that would be valuable to them in their lifetime.
She also has sponsored the Circle of Friends club for the past six years.
“EHS students applied to be buddies to my students,” Unger explained. “Together they participate in club meetings, classroom activities and educational field trips. The positive opportunities they experienced can be a benefit for them in their lifetime.”
Unger has belonged to the Arc of Butler organization for 30 years as well, serving as president for two years and now serving as vice president.
Arc of Butler has fundraisers to help with scholarships for the Special Olympics and other events for special needs children.
For six years she have belong to Alpha Delta Kappa (ADK) teacher’s organization. She has served as president for two years. At the meetings they have speakers informing them about their services they offer to children.
“We donate money or items for their causes,” Unger said. “Also, we donate money to the libraries in El Dorado and Augusta.”
An open house will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 421 W. Central in El Dorado. No gifts please.