Tarrytown’s SHHS Recognized as Special Olympics Unified Champion School 

Sleepy Hollow’s Pioneer team practices with athletes and SHADE interns.
Sleepy Hollow’s Pioneer team practices with athletes and SHADE interns.

Sleepy Hollow High School has been recognized as a Special Olympics Unified Champion School for its initiatives that promote inclusion of students with different abilities. SHHS received a banner in January that reads “Choose to Include.” 

“This was a complete surprise,” said Special Education Teacher Kim Kaczmarek, who expressed pride in the program and “…our SHADE [Sleepy Hollow Academy for Disability Education] interns, our school and our community.  Sleepy Hollow is a very unique and special place because we celebrate everyone’s ‘different’ abilities.” 

SHHS Principal Dr. Tracy Smith said, “…All of our students are celebrated for their varied abilities, diverse talents and skills.” She commended Kaczmarek and her team for helping to promote “a culture of inclusion where all students are treated as valuable members of our learning community.” 

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