Down Syndrome Super Star #7 – Dr. Sutter

In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, the DSAGSL is recognizing individuals or groups who have gone above and beyond for an individual with Down syndrome and/or the Down syndrome community.


I would like to nominate Dr. Lisa Sutter and her team of Aides (see list below) from the Special School District at Parkway North High School as Down Syndrome Super Stars.

Dr. Sutter and her team continue to excel at supporting individuals with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities to be successful high school students by focusing on the strengths and individual needs of each student. Dr. Sutter and her team also understand that their students success extends beyond the classroom and into sports and extra curricular activities. Students are encouraged and supported to participate in school sports, activities and clubs. I am really excited about the opportunities that Dr. Sutter and her team have created for students with Down syndrome now and for middle school students coming up next.

Dr. Lisa Sutter
Ms. Elissa Buckvar
Mr. Glen Blattman
Ms. Ellie Weiss
Ms. Alyssa Tripp
Mr. Rob Newquest

-Barbara Arnold, DSAGSL Director of Operations, parent of Nathan