2018 Board of Directors

 Officers

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  Laurie VanderPloeg, M.Ed.
2018 President

Director of Special Education 
Kent Intermediate School District (Kent ISD)
Grand Rapids, MI
president@cec.sped.org

 boscardinmarylynnbw cropped   Mary Lynn Boscardin, Ph.D.
2018 President Elect
Professor
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA
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  Mikki Garcia, Ed.D.
2018 Immediate Past President
Educational Consultant
JEM Educational
Midway, GA 


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  Jim McCormick, M.S.Ed.
Treasurer, 2017-2019
CEO
Independent Living Center of Eastern Indiana
Richmond, IN
 Alex Headshot BW Cropped   Alexander T. Graham, M.S., M.B.A.
Secretary (Non-Voting)

Executive Director
Council for Exceptional Children
agraham@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

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Linda Balon-Smith, M.Admin.
Member-at-Large, Canada, 2017-2019
Special Education Resource Teacher
Warman Community Middle School
Warman, SK

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Julie Irene Bost, Ed.D.
Member-at-Large, Non-Designated, 2017-2019
Program Specialist for Exceptional Children
Alamance-Burlington Schools
Burlington, NC


 Dennis Cavitt   Dennis Cavitt, Ed.D.
Member-at-Large, Non-Designated, 2018-2019
Assistant Professor
Midwestern State University
Wichita Falls, TX


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Rafael S. CdeBaca, Jr., M.Ed.
Member-at-Large, Diverse Ethnic and 
Multicultural Groups, 
2017-2019
Special Education Instructional Coordinator
Nampa School District #131
Nampa, ID



 Hong BW   Barbara Hong, Ph.D.
Member-at-Large, Non-Designated, 2017-2019
Associate Professor/Program Coordinator
of Special Education 
Brigham Young University, Hawaii
Laie, HI
 JasperAndreaBW   Andrea "Angie" Jasper, Ph.D.
Member-at-Large, Diverse Ethnic and 
Multicultural Groups, 2016-2018
Associate Professor
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI
 KovachDanillePixBW   Danielle M. Kovach, Ed.D.
Member-at-Large, Classroom Ranks,
2018-2020
Special Education Teacher
Tulsa Trail Elementary School
Hopatcong, NJ
 Lesh BW   Jennifer J. Lesh, Ph.D.
Member-at-Large, Non-Designated, 
2016-2018
Associate Professor
Lynn University
Boca Raton, FL

 Kim Moffett   Kimberly Moffett, Ph.D.
Member-at-Large, Non-Designated,
2017-2019
Associate Professor
Lee University
Spring City, TN
Alexis Morgan
  Alexis K. Morgan, Ed.L.D.
Student Member, 
2017-2018
Doctoral Candidate, Education Leadership
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Cambridge, MA

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  Diana Morales, Ph.D.
Member-at-Large, Non-Designated, 2018-2020
Curriculum Support Specialist
Florida Diagnostic Learning & Resources System-South
South Miami, FL

 STOUT JonathanBW2   Jonathan "Woody" Stout, Ph.D.
Member-at-Large, Diverse Ethnic and 
Multicultural Groups, 2016-2018
Assistant Professor
Lock Haven University
Lock Haven, PA 
 WongLo BW   Mickie Wong-Lo, Ph.D.
Member-at-Large, Non-Designated, 2018-2020
Associate Professor
Biola University
La Mirada, CA
 yellmitchellpixbwcropped   Mitch Yell, Ph.D.
Member-at-Large, Non-Designated, 
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, Non-Designated, 
2018-2020
Superintendent of Schools
Avon Public Schools
Avon, MA