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. Marissa Kase
Marissa Kase is currently in her 6th year of teaching in a self-contained autism unit. She has taught children with autism in grades 1 through 5 and she absolutely loves it. Every moment in her classroom is an adventure and she lives for all of the small victories that her and her students have each and every day. Being a special education teacher has completely changed the way Marissa looks at things and has allowed her so many opportunities. She is currently the president of her local CEC chapter as well as conference coordinator for Florida CEC. She is so thankful for the amazing opportunities and mentors that CEC has provided her with.
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