Theta Pi Alumnus supports inclusiveness at Lee High School

Austin Doyle, an alumnus of the Theta Pi Chapter at the University of Texas at Tyler is a special education teacher at Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, Texas. He founded a Best Buddies chapter at Lee, which has involved more than 100 students in its first year.

A new program at Robert E. Lee High Hchool doesn’t focus on grades. Instead, it focuses on inclusiveness.

The Best Buddies program brings general education students and special education students together for holiday parties, to eat lunch, and to learn about each other.

“Best buddies is a national organization, an inclusive organization,” says Austin Doyle, the coordinator for the Robert E. Lee chapter. “What they do nationwide and abroad is incorporate special education students with general education students and facilitate 1-on-1 and 2-on-1 friendships.”

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