Joanne Healy, left, helped present the Special Education Teacher of the Year Award to Julie Lougee. At right is Kathie Wassmann, special education director for for the Fairbanks school district. Photo courtesy of Joanne Healy.

Julie Lougee was named the 2017 Special Education Teacher of the Year by the Alaska Council for Exceptional Children. Lougee is an adjunct assistant professor of special education in the School of Education.

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