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.
The future Dr. Thornton is a mathematics endorsement carrier, a beacon of light facilitator, special education teacher, Speech & debate team coach in Bloomington, Illinois. He holds a bachelor of science in secondary education mathematics, a master’s in special education, and his Ed.D will be in Special Education from Illinois State University. In addition, Mr. Thornton was a teacher of the year finalist this past school year at Bloomington High School in the midst of the pandemic.
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