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Get to Know the Candidates for the Board of Directors

A collage of board candidate headshots

The CEC Board of Directors consists of 16 volunteer members who serve 3-year terms. The Board supports the work of CEC, and, through its fiduciary oversight, is responsible for the financial health and well-being of the organization; advancing CEC’s mission and strategic plan; ensuring adequate resources, compliance with the law, and effective organizational planning; and oversight of the Executive Director.


2022 Board of Directors Election

The election period to fill five vacancies on the board is Oct. 3 – 19 (12:00 am ET). All members will receive an email via SurveyMonkey with a unique link to vote. If you do not receive an email by Oct. 4, please check your spam first then contact Sharon Rodriguez, Director of Governance and Executive Services. You will be able to rank all candidates to fill the five positions.

  • Anna Adl, Special Education Program Support Teacher & New Teacher Induction Coordinator, School District of Cudahy, Franklin, WI. Learn More About Anna.
  • Sacha Cartagena, Researcher, American Institutes for Research, Remote Employee, Deltona, FL. Learn More About Sacha.
  • Don Christman, Assistant Superintendent, Lockwood School District #26, Lockwood, MT. Learn More About Don.
  • Alexus Cox, Cross-Categorical Resource Teacher, Wake County Public School System Wendell, NC. Learn More About Alexus.
  • Concetta Lewis, Assistant Superintendent of Special Populations, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Rochester Community Schools, Southfield, MI. Learn More About Concetta.
  • emilie maule, Behavior Specialist/Consultant, Montana Office of Public Instruction, Bozeman, MT. Learn More About emilie.
  • Zelphine Smith-Dixon, Chief Student Support Officer, Rockdale County Public Schools, Conyers, GA. Learn More About Zelphine.
  • Ben Tillotson, Special Education Teacher/Transition Specialist, SCORE, Salt Lake City School District, West Valley City, UT. Learn More About Ben.
  • John Wright, Assistant Professor, School of Teacher Education, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY. Learn More About John.
Posted:  21 September, 2022

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