CEC Professional Awards
The CEC Professional Awards give us a unique opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of our colleagues. Through these awards, we recognize the special educators who have advanced the field and the quality of special education service, as well as CEC members whose contributions have moved the Council forward in significant ways.
Nominations for the 2016 Professional Awards are now closed. All nominators will receive notification of the committee's selections in January.
2015 Professional Award Recipients
The CEC J.E. Wallace Wallin Lifetime Achievement Award
Martha L. Thurlow, Director, National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.
This award recognizes an individual who has made continued and sustained contributions to the education of children and youth with exceptionalities.
Learn more about 2015 J.E. Wallace Wallin Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Martha L. Thurlow.
The Clarissa Hug Teacher of the Year Award
Helen T. Pastore, Teacher, ESE, Sarasota County Schools, Sarasota, Fla.
This award honors a CEC member who currently provides direct services to students with exceptionalities and whose work exemplifies the best in special education teaching.
Learn more about 2015 Clarissa Hug Teacher of the Year Recipient Helen T. Pastore.
The CEC Special Education Research Award
Joseph Wehby, Associate Professor, Department of Special Education, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
This award recognizes an individual or research team
whose research has made significant contributions to the education of
children and youth with exceptionalities.
Learn more about 2015 Special Education Research Award Recipient Joseph Wehby.
The Frederick J. Weintraub Outstanding CEC Leadership Award
John Wills Lloyd, Professor & Coordinator for the Program in Special Education, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
This award honors a CEC member who has made significant contributions to the Council’s programs and activities at the local, state/provincial and national/international level over an extended period of time.
Learn more about 2015 Frederick J. Weintraub Outstanding CEC Leadership Award Receipient John Wills Lloyd.
The CEC Business Award
Wegmans, Store 043, Commerceville, Pa.
This award recognizes a business or corporation that has provided for the employment and enhancement of individuals with exceptionalities in order to promote and support their full participation in the community.
Learn more about 2015 CEC Business Award Recipient Wegmans Store 043.
Professional and Student Award Recipients Archive
CEC's Professional nominations are due in October each year, with nominees and nominators notified of the results in January. Award recipients are recognized at the CEC Convention & Expo Opening General Session.
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