ELECTION 2017: Your Association. Your Vote. Your Voice.

Introducing the Candidates for the 2017 Board of Directors and Student Representative to the Representative Assembly

Your vote helps guide the direction of YOUR professional association. The election opens on Sept. 16 and closes at 3:00 p.m. Eastern, Oct. 16, 2017. 

Two lucky voters chosen at random will receive an Amazon Dot!

Click here to vote online. 

Download a paper ballot. 

An email with a link to the online voting platform was to all members with a valid email address as of Sept. 7. A paper ballot was sent to members as of September 7 without an email address on file. 

Contact service@cec.sped.org to verify or add your email and update contact information. Questions about the election? Contact elections@cec.sped.org.

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Meet the Candidates

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PRESIDENT ELECT CANDIDATES

Boscardin    Mary Lynn Boscardin
Professor
Grant Project Director
Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

Mary Lynn explains why she wants to be President of CEC. (Transcript available here.)

Why are you interested in serving on the Board of Directors? 

It is critically important that CEC has a strong voice to advocate for special education and support its members. As President-Elect of CEC I would… Read more.

Jane_Quenneville (1)  Jane Quenneville
Principal
Adjunct Instructor
Vienna, Virginia, USA
12-year Member

Jane explains why she wants to be President of CEC. (Transcript available here.)

Why are you interested in serving on the Board of Directors?

As I reflect on my past three years on the board of directors I believe my work as a board member is not complete. I aspire to contribute at the next level as the president elect to... Read more.

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MEMBER-AT-LARGE, CLASSROOM RANKS CANDIDATES

 Kovach Danille Pix   Danielle Kovach
Special Education Teacher
Professional Development Consultant 
Succasunna, New Jersey, USA
7-year Member

Why are you interested in serving on the Board of Directors?

Through numerous educational opportunities, I have made connections with teachers and parents from across the country and overseas. By collaborating with other educators...Read more.

Receveur Laura Pix    Laura Receveur
Transition Teacher
Adjunct Faculty
Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, USA
17-year Member 

Why are you interested in serving on the Board of Directors?

CEC has always been an integral part of my professional life.  As a student, I was a member of the local CEC chapter at my university… Read more.

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MEMBER-AT-LARGE, DIVERSE ETHNIC AND MULTICULTURAL GROUPS CANDIDATES

Aceves Teresa Pix    Terese Aceves
Professor
Los Angeles, California, USA 
20-year Member

I am interested in serving on the Board of Directors for CEC in order to engage more actively and purposefully to bring the immediate needs of our teaching candidates... Read more.

 Singleton Reneisha Pix   Reneisha Nicole Singleton
Program Coordinator
Adjunct Lecturer
Mandeville, Louisiana, USA 
8-year Member

I am most interested in becoming a member of the Board of Directors because I am interested in being a part of the strategies, efforts, and hard work that is required in order for… Read more.

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MEMBER-AT-LARGE, NON-DESIGNATED CANDIDATES

Cavitt Dennis Pix    Dennis Cavitt
Assistant Professor
Abilene, Texas, USA 
14-year Member

Why are you interested in serving on the Board of Directors?

We are living in unprecedented times where the potential for the dismantling of the protections for individuals with disabilities (IDEA) is a possibility. I believe… Read more.

Matlock Pam Pix    Pam Matlock
Lecturer
Education Coordinator
Gilbertsville, Kentucky, USA
25-year Member

Why are you interested in serving on the Board of Directors?

There is no better time than now to be an involved participant in the association that is the voice and vision of special education.  With a new administration posed to make changes… Read more.

 Morales Diana Pix   Diana Morales
Curriculum Support Specialist
Adjunct Faculty
Miami, Florida, USA
23-year Member

Why are you interested in serving on the Board of Directors?

I feel that I bring a unique, “hands on” blend of experience to address the ever-increasing needs within our diverse special education classrooms today, for our students, and our teachers. I have been... Read more. 

 Whitford Denise   Denise Whitford
Assistant Professor
West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Why are you interested in serving on the Board of Directors?

I am interested in serving on the Board of Directors because it is an opportunity to continue serving the organization that I enjoy being a part of and the platform for change… Read more.

Yell Mitchell Pix    Mitchell Yell 
Professor 
Columbia, South Carolina, USA 
32-year Member

Why are you interested in serving on the Board of Directors?

I believe CEC is absolutely the most important resource available to students with disabilities, their parents, and their teachers in these uncertain times… Read more.

Zinni Paul Pix    Paul Zinni
Superintendent
Adjunct Professor
Wareham, Massachusetts, USA
33-year Member

Why are you interested in serving on the Board of Directors?

As a longtime member of the Council for Exceptional Children, I feel it is time for me to give back to the organization which has given me so much. As an educator with more than… Read more.

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STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE REPRESENTATIVE ASSEMBLY CANDIDATES
(Elected by CEC Student Members)

    Genevieve Francoeur-Anderson
Doctoral Student
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, Colorado, USA
1-year Member

Why are you interested in this position and how would your skills and experience make you an effective voice for the student membership of CEC?

I am applying for Student Representative to the CEC Representative Assembly because I believe in the importance of the CEC and in its student membership.  I want to... Read more.

Sinclair Tracy    Tracy Sinclair
Doctoral Student
University of Oklahoma
Norman, Oklahoma, USA
1-year Member

Why are you interested in this position and how would your skills and experience make you an effective voice for the student membership of CEC?

I am interested in this position because I want to feel more connected to the CEC community, contribute to the improvement of practices concerning special education, and become… Read more.

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