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As we enter our 100th year of leading special education, the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is recognizing exceptional educators from around the world who have shown a passion, dedication, and commitment to making a difference in the lives of the students who they teach. Hear from teachers about their personal experiences working in the field, and get inspired to make your own impact this year.

Alecisha Smith

This Alcisha’s 7th year in a self-contained functional classroom where her students complete extensions of the common core standards. In Winston Salem, NC, she is a proud grizzly bear at Gibson Elementary school.  Her bachelor's degree is from Winston Salem, with a focus on Rehabilitation studies. In addition, she holds two master's degrees, one in rehabilitation counseling from Winston Salem State and her second master’s degree from North Carolina A&T in Special Education. At the elementary level, Alecisha loves the fact that all of her students are capable of learning. She enjoys witnessing the lightbulb of learning when her students learn a new skill or content. Alecisha hopes to become an Exceptional Children case manager so her expertise in special education can reach more students in the special education population. 

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Posted:  10 November, 2021
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