The latest recipient of the Starfish Award is Applied Skills Teacher in Argos Community Schools, Chris Thompson. This award is presented to educators who go above and beyond to meet the needs of all of their students through Universal Design for Learning and the implementation of accessible educational materials and assistive technology. Why do we call it the Starfish Award? The story of the starfish is one that resonates with us at PATINS. We are dedicated to making the curriculum accessible- even if that means one student at a time.