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Great occupational therapists often have multiple capabilities to tackle the position’s challenges. Occupational therapists in a district provide essential support by enhancing students’ functional abilities, promoting independence, and fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment.

Emily Cummings, an irreplaceable asset to our district, is a model therapist who is a kind and caring communicator who practices equitable techniques to create safe spaces for students and staff alike. She’s a friend to all, and we are so grateful for her.

We proudly celebrate and congratulate Emily Cummings on these fronts and many others with the Provo Way Award.

Her initial nomination came from fellow occupational therapist Vanessa Rapier:

“Emily Cummings is a masterful occupational therapist and a joy to have as a colleague. Emily demonstrates kindness and care with all the students and parents she meets. She is articulate while explaining special education testing and SPED information in a way that helps parents feel valued as a part of their child’s experience. She is very good at training others using best practices for working with children who receive related services on their IEP. Emily is an excellent example of living the Provo Way in everything she does!”

Thank you, Emily, and congratulations.

Spencer Tuinei
  • Communication Specialist
  • Spencer Tuinei