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.
Ann Thompson is a teacher consultant for the deaf and hard of hearing for children from birth to 3 years old at the Northview School District in Grand Rapids Michigan. She helps children with the transition to preschool by working individually with students at school or at home, teaching sign language to students, teachers, support staff and parents at school or at home, and consulting with teachers, support staff, parents and students on an individual basis. Her advice to young professionals considering a career in special education? Get into schools and see what's happening! Watch Ann's video to learn more about how she works with children in early childhood.
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