Thank You for Making a Difference: A #NationalVolunteerWeek Message from the President
It’s National Volunteer Week—and our community is still on the ground working hard to support students with exceptionalities despite seemingly impossible challenges. There has never been a more important time to take a step back and recognize your work.
At CEC, our member volunteers drive our mission and are the foundation behind everything we do. Hundreds of volunteers spend countless hours during their evenings and weekends, taking time away from their families to lead CEC’s Units and Divisions, conduct professional development events, write for journals, create policies and position statements, and so much more. Whether you helped lead the change as a CEC Committee member or took a few moments to send a letter through our Legislative Action Center, everything you do is to ensure the success of students with exceptionalities—and your dedication, commitment, and advocacy do NOT go unnoticed.
Watch this special thank-you message from CEC President-Elect Danielle Kovach to see how CEC volunteers make a difference every day.
This year especially, so many of our members have engaged in meaningful and important ways to advance and add value to both CEC and our profession. Although it would have been an easy time to take a step back, you came together in full force to host many Unit and Division conferences virtually for the first time, participate in the first-ever CEC L.I.V.E. and Virtual Special Education Legislative Summit, set new Standards, and engage in the CECommunity All-Member Forum and Twitter Chats from your own homes.
Your continued engagement is absolutely critical to the future and success of CEC and its members. On behalf of the Board of Directors, CEC staff, and the community you serve, thank you. Thank you for all that you do—today and every day. We wouldn’t be where we are without you.
Dennis Cavitt, Ed.D.