A Message from the President,

PBC CEC Chapter #0200


As we all continue in our tradition of equity and excellence, I am but filled with gratitude for our many brilliant, dedicated and engaged educators and educational leaders in our schools and in our community! So, THANK YOU to ALL of our members and colleagues who are currently in our schools and classrooms lifting themselves and our students to new heights and to our retired educators and leaders who continue to be engaged in educational systems change and policy making on behalf of our students!

Our goal and mission has always been to serve and to add to the voice of exceptional education. What a better way to do that than to share with you some of the latest applicable news in the world of education and Council of Exceptional Children (CEC):

      Florida CEC Advocacy Updates

      U.S. Department of Education Takes Action to Deliver Equity for Students with Disabilites           

      Updates on Gifted and Talented Education

Other great news is the upcoming CEC 2016 Special Education Convention & Expo on        April 13 -16 in St. Louis, Missouri. Several members of our local chapter are attending so if you are planning to attend, do not forget to connect with your colleagues at the Florida CEC Evening Social Even during the conference. I also encourage you if you can to check out and attend the Florida CEC Conference in October 23-25, 2016 at Lido Beach Resort in Sarasota, Florida. The theme this year is Teach In: Inclusion, Involvement, and Innovation.
At the local level, our members and our Board were very busy this year making an impact, award- ing grants and scholarships and fund raising. Congratulations to our scholarship participants and our grant recipients! Please visit our award and scholarship site to submit your applications early for SY 16-17. Remember, you must first apply to WIN!
It is imperative that with all of our daily work of teaching, parenting, advocating, leading, researching, we also take the time to rejuvenate and socialize. Therefore, I am excited to extend an invitation to all of our members and colleagues to join us at our upcoming free Spring Social Event on April 29, 2016 at 4:30 pm. This is a NOT TO MISS event! You may get more information and r
egister online here or at our website.
On behalf of the CEC Palm Beach Chapter #0200 Board, THANK YOU for all you do for the benefit of our exceptional learners and their families! See you all soon at our Spring Social Event!


Fartun Mohamud, Ed.D., LMHC