David Farin, teacher of specially designed physical education from Taft Elementary School in Neenah and a WEAC member, was honored recently at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh as a College of Education and Human Services Professor For A Day during their Annual Luncheon.
Dr. Christy Tipps, Chair of the Department of Kinetics & Health Education, acknowledged Farin for his support of the practicum students from the Adapted Physical Education Program of the Department of Kinetics and Health Education at UW-Oshkosh. She also recognized his efforts in teaching students in the Neenah Joint School District for 16 years, and his work to develop an app to support his students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
According to the COEHS: “The purpose is to honor alumni who have made significant contributions to their profession and to give them a day to interact with college students who are presently enrolled in programs of preparation in teacher education, counseling, and human services.”
According to a the letter from Dr. Frederick Yeo, Dean of the College of Education and Human Services, “This is the highest honor a College can bestow and is given to you in recognition of your contributions to the field of education.” An honorarium of $400 was presented to the Wellness Education Department in Farin’s honor.