The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Professional Awards give us a unique opportunity to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our colleagues, who have worked tirelessly to advance the field and the quality of special education, as well as move CEC forward in significant ways. Nominations for all awards are currently being accepted. The deadline for receipt of all information is 12:00 pm Eastern, Sept. 8, 2021.
This award recognizes a college/university CEC Student Chapter Advisor who has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to engaging students in their CEC Chapter and guiding their educational, personal, and professional development in the field of special education.
This award recognizes a CEC member teacher who currently provides instruction to students with exceptionalities and is an outstanding member of the profession. His or her work exemplifies the best in special education teaching and reflects significant, documented positive outcomes for students, continued professional development, and the highest standards of educational quality.
This award recognizes a business/organization that has promoted and provided for the enhancement, awareness, and inclusion of individuals with exceptionalities to support their full participation within the community. This award is not currently accepting nominations.
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Congratulations to the 2021 Professional Awards winners, who were honored at CEC L.I.V.E., the 2021 virtual Convention & Expo:
- The CEC Lifetime Achievement Award: Cynthia Okolo, Ph.D., Michigan State University
- The CEC Special Education Research Award: Linda Mason, Ph.D., George Mason University
- The CEC Teacher of the Year Award: Srinivas Panela, Halifax County Schools, NC
To learn more about the recipients, read our Press Release.
View the award presentation videos.
The CEC Lifetime Achievement Award
The CEC Special Education Research Award
The CEC Teacher of the Year Award