A Message from the President,

PBC CEC Chapter #0200


Dear Palm Beach Chapter #0200 Members,

Welcome back to the 2016-2017 school year! I hope you had a pleasant summer vacation and are ready for the opportunities and challenges of another school year. I am honored and humbled to serve in my second year as the board president for our local CEC chapter. I hold in high esteem and honor all of our CEC members, our executive board members, and all of you who serve our students tirelessly and with unparalleled passion.

THANKS to YOU and the leadership of our Executive Board members, CEC’s Palm Beach County Chapter # 200 has accomplished so much last year, including but not limited to, providing college scholarships, summer camp scholarships, and mini-grants for deserving students and teachers. We are ready to continue that tradition of excellence! We are also planning another exciting year of providing CEC networking opportunities, professional development and up to date legislative news in the field of exceptional student education. As we begin this New Year, we are very fortunate to have Mr. John Miller join our leadership team. Mr. Miller will serve as our Historian and Dr. Jagathy Nair will serve as our President Elect. Of Course, we also have our committed CEC Executive Board members who are continuing with us for this new school year.

We share with you that unshakeable conviction that there is no greater calling than to serve. so please take a moment to join us and acquaint yourself with your chapter’s Executive Board, participate/volunteer in this year’s upcoming activities, nominate a colleague for an award,     and/or have your students or yourself apply for grant opportunitiesWe also encourage you to attend the 70th Annual Florida CEC Conference on October 23-25, 2016 in Sarasota Florida. This year’s conference theme is Teach In: Inclusion: Involvement, Innovation. Get involved and let your voice be heard even if you are not able to attend the conference by completing the Re-imagining Special Education Survey in preparation for the conference Town Hall meeting on the evening of October 23, 2016

As the year progresses, I welcome again your comments, suggestions, and constructive feedback. We look forward to another great year of learning and growing!

Fartun Mohamud, Ed.D., LMHC, NCC