Council for Exceptional Children

Palm Beach County

Chapter #0200

 

A Message from the President,

PBC CEC Chapter #0200


Dear Colleagues,

Wishing Happy New Year for ALL! I hope everyone had a relaxing and reflective holiday season with family and friends! As we continue in our tradition of equity and excellence for our students, 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 special education and Council of Exceptional Children (CEC):

Memorandum: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Procedures 

Side by Side Comparison of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and No Child Left Behind (NCLB)

ESSA: Key Provisions and Implications for Students with Disabilities


Another great news is the upcoming CEC 2017 Special Education Convention & Expo on April 19-22 in Boston, Massachusetts.  Several members of our local chapter are attending so if you are planning to attend, do not forget to connect at the Florida CEC Evening Social Even during the conference.

At the local level, our members and our Board were very busy this year making an impact, awarding grants and scholarships and fund raising. Congratulations to our CEC Palm Beach Chapter Award winners and our grant recipients!  Please continue to visit our award and scholarship site to submit your applications early for SY 17-18.  Remember, you must first apply to WIN!

It is imperative that with all of our daily work of teaching, 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 Spring Social Event. Please visit our website to get more information and register online.

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!


Sincerely,

Fartun Mohamud, Ed.D., LMHC