Professional of the Year - Education/Special Needs Students

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Roger C. Powell

Title: Instructional Assistant (Severely Disabled Students)
Industry: Education
Type of Organization: Elementary School
Major Product/Service: Elementary education
Expertise: 10+ years experience; Taught students with a variety of special needs from preschool to high school; Specializes in assisting children on the autism spectrum; Serves as an educational speaker, coordinator of Carre's Crew, Social Media Director of the Autism Society of the Inland Empire, and home care provider
Geographic Area of Distribution: Moreno Valley, California
Affiliations: Autistic Society of the Inland Empire
University/Degree: B.S., Organizational Leadership, Azusa Pacific University
Born: October 30, 1991, Riverside, California
Hobbies/Sports: Cooking, creating YouTube videos, producing music, collaborating with celebrities
Work History: Previously, Mr. Powell served with the Autism Society of the Inland Empire and 24 Hour Home Care.
Career Accomplishments: Mr. Roger is the first person in the Moreno Valley School District to teach students about people with special needs and how to have an inclusive campus. Carre's Crew has help fundraised almost $8K over the last 5 years for the Autism Society of the Inland Empire to ensure programs, resources, and support for individuals on the spectrum and their families. Carre's Crew has earned 3 top fundraising plaques and was the top fundraising team of 2017. Carre's Crew has teamed up with celebrities to help spread awareness, like stand-up comedian Gina Brillon and Hip Hop Rapper Glasses Malone.