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.
Dr. Kimberly Handsome
Dr. Handsome is an alumnus of Virginia Commonwealth University and has served in Chesterfield County for 15 years and has experience with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities in the classroom. Currently, she is involved in special education compliance and she coaches special education teachers throughout Powhatan County. Her dissertation focused on post-secondary education for students with intellectual disabilities. Her heart lies in trauma-informed care and the population of youth experiencing intellectual disabilities.