2020 Board of Directors

 Officers

 Lesh BW Cropped   Jennifer J. Lesh, Ph.D.
2020 President

Professor
Lynn University
Boca Raton, FL 
president@cec.sped.org
 Dennis Cavitt   Dennis Cavitt, Ed.D.
President Elect
Assistant Professor
Midwestern State University
Wichita Falls, TX
 boscardinmarylynnbw cropped   Mary Lynn Boscardin, Ph.D.
Past President
Professor
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA

Yvonne Bui BW
  Yvonne Bui, Ph.D.
Treasurer, 2020-2022
Chairperson and Professor
Department of Special Education 
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA
 Chad Rummel BW   Chad Rummel, M.Ed.
Secretary (Non-Voting)

Executive Director
Council for Exceptional Children
chadr@cec.sped.org

   

 Members

 AcevesTeresaPixBW   Terese "Tisa" Aceves, Ph.D.
Member-at-Large, Diverse Ethnic and 
Multicultural Groups, 
2018-2020
Professor
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA

 Tachelle Banks BW
 

Tachelle Banks, Ph.D.
Member-at-Large, 2020-2022
Professor and Associate Dean
College of Education & Human Services
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

 Hall BW   Rosalind Hall, Ed.D.
Member-at-Large, 2019-2021
Director, Exceptional Student Education
and Student Services
Levy County School Board
Bronson, FL 
 William Hunter BW   William C "Will" Hunter, Ed.D.
Member-at-Large, 2020-2022
Associate Professor of Special Education
Instruction Curriculum & Leadership
College of Education
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN

 Laural Jackson   Laural A. Jackson, EDL
Member-at-Large, 2019-2021
Superintendent
Delta/Greely School District
Delta junction, AK

 KovachDanillePixBW   Danielle M. Kovach, Ed.D.
Member-at-Large, Classroom Ranks,
2018-2020
Special Education Teacher
Tulsa Trail Elementary School
Hopatcong, NJ
MoralesDianaPixBW
  Diana Morales, Ph.D.
Member-at-Large, 2018-2020
Curriculum Support Specialist
Florida Diagnostic Learning & Resources System-South
South Miami, FL
 Cindy Perras   Cindy Perras, M.Ed.
Member-at-Large,
2020-2022
Special Education Consultant
CLP Educational Consulting
Oakville, ON

 Rush BW   Charmion Rush, Ph.D.
Member-at-Large, 2019-2021
Assistant Professor, Inclusive and Special Education 
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC 

 Kareem Thompson BW   Kareem Thompson, Ed.D.
Member-at-Large,
2020-2022
Assistant Principal
Congress Middle School
School District of Palm Beach County
Boynton Beach, FL

 Benjamin Tilloston BW   Benjamin "Ben" Tillotson, M.Ed.
Member-at-Large,
2020-2022
Transition Specialist/Teacher
Salt Lake City School District
Salt Lake City, UT

 Yell Mitch 2 BW   Mitch Yell, Ph.D.
Member-at-Large, 
2018-2020
Fred and Francis Lester Palmetto Chair
of Teacher Education
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC



 Paul Zinni   Paul Zinni, M.Ed.
Member-at-Large, 
2018-2020
Superintendent of Schools
King Philiip Regional School District
Norfolk, MA