To award a beginning-to-end scholarship to a Marion High School senior studying education with a focus on special needs.
Kharon felt strongly about two things – education and the need to establish an estate plan. With this fund, she is supporting both.
Kharon is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Purdue University’s Online Master of Science in Special Education Program. Double majoring in elementary and special education, she received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University, a master’s degree in special education (severe disabilities) from Ball State University, and her doctoral degree from Indiana University. Kharon’s research interests include teacher education, education policy, transition, and quality of life of adults with intellectual disability. With more than 16 years of experience, Kharon believes that in order to truly invest in our students, we must first invest in our teachers!
Dr. Grimmet’s research seeks to share the perspectives of individuals with intellectual disability on their quality of life and explore life-long transition for individuals with disability. In addition, Kharon seeks to develop pre-service and in-service teachers who are knowledgeable of evidence-based practices and can articulate, support, and defend their classroom and instructional practices.