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2020 Board of Directors Election

Message from CEC President Jennifer Lesh

Whether you are new to CEC or have been a member for decades, I firmly believe that we each have a personal responsibility as members of this association to educate ourselves and vote to choose the best candidates to help advance our mission, congruent with our core values. Read the candidates’ applications, look at who returning board members will be, then vote.

Thank you for choosing to participate in this election!

Jennifer Lesh, Ph.D.
President

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Meet the Candidates

Terese C. “Tisa” Aceves

Terese C. “Tisa” Aceves

Professor and Chair
School of Education
Loyola Marymount University
(Los Angeles, CA)
Playa del Rey, California, USA

I am currently serving on CEC’s Board of Directors and believe that what originally inspired me to join still remains true today. I am passionate about CEC as an organization that… Learn more.

Joy Banks

Joy Banks

Chair and Associate Professor
School of Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Howard University (Washington DC)
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA

My academic career provides evidence of seventeen years of successful teaching, consistent research, and progressive senior-level administration in higher education. My research agenda… Learn more.

Laura Nugent

Laura Nugent

Senior Director
Student Support Services
Burlington (VT) School District
Starksboro, Vermont, USA

The Council for Exceptional Children is an international leader in the support and advocacy of young people with exceptionalities. The mission statement speaks with clarity about… Learn more.

Kevin Rubenstein

Kevin Rubenstein

Assistant Superintendent
Student Services
Elmhurst (IL) Community Unit School District 205
Gurnee, Illinois, USA

Every professional organization requires leaders to step up and to inspire the next generation of leaders to take the reins and move the work forward. After having served as… Learn more.

Mitchell Yell

Mitchell Yell

College of Education
Fred and Francis Lester Palmetto Chair of Teacher Education
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina, USA

I believe that CEC is absolutely the most important resource available to special education teachers and administrators, students with disabilities, and their parents in… Learn more.

Last Updated:  15 September, 2020

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