Steve Collins, director of the Special Education Local Plan Area in West Contra Costa County, tosses a box of Cracker Jacks as he applauds a staff
Steve Collins, director of the Special Education Local Plan Area in West Contra Costa County, tosses a box of Cracker Jacks as he applauds a staff member's performance during a meeting in San Pablo, Calif. on Thursday, May 16, 2013. Collins has been named 2013 Special Education Administrator of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators. (Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group)