CEC Committees

CEC committees are responsible for advising the Board of Directors in their particular areas and/or exceution of specific activities/programs. All report to the Board of Directors.

Committee chairs are nominated by the President, subject to approval by the Board of Directors. Committee members are nominated by the committee chair (or chair-designate when one exists) and approved by the President.

Canadian Committee

The Canadian Committee advises the Board of Directors on ways to meet the needs of Canadian members relative to membership, professional development, publications, products and services, and provide a forum for Canadian units to discuss and address shared concerns specific to provincial/territorial and federal education systems, legislation, teacher preparation, etc. The Committee is comprised of CEC's active Canadian Provincial Unit Presidents or their designees, and is chaired by the CEC Board of Directors Member-at-Large, Canada.

Linda Balon-Smith, Chair, SK

Shawn Crawford, AB
Teresa Hampton, MB
Sheena Lewis, BC
Lara Morrow, SK
Robert Spall, ON


Contact the committee staff liaison with questions or for more information.

Diversity Committee

The Diversity Committee advises the Board regarding diversity and equity trends and issues and on ways to enhance professional practice in order to serve diverse student populations. It also recommends strategies for greater inclusion of diverse groups throughout all levels of CEC and for attracting, mentoring, and supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds within the field of special education.

Denise Whitford, Chair

Kelly Carrero

Muhammed Salman Bin Mohamed Khair

Diane Morales

Catherine Pulkinen

Graciela Slesaransky-Poe

Richard Williams

Contact the committee staff liaison with questions or for more information.

Finance and Audit Standing Committee

The Finance and Audit Standing Committee addresses the financial stability of the CEC and recommends to the Board of Directors the action to be taken on the annual program plan and budget. Other duties relate to the review of financial policies. The Committee is chaired by the Treasurer.  The President Elect also serves as a member of the committee.

Jim McCormick, Chair (CEC Treasurer)

Laurie VanderPloeg (President Elect)

Laural Jackson

Laurie Jefsen

April Miller

Cindi Nixon

Cheryl Temple

 

Contact the committee staff liaison with questions or for more information.

Honors Committee

The Honors Committee selects the recipients of the CEC Professional Awards. The Honors Committee also periodically reviews the CEC Awards program and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors for enhancements.

Pam Matlock, Chair

Janet DeSimone

Raul Escarpio

Antonis Katsiyannis

Clayton Keller

Sarah Hawkins-Lear

Glennda McKeithan

 

Contact the committee staff liaison with questions or for more information.

Professional Standards and Practice Committee

The Professional Standards and Practice Committee studies the area of practice standards and advises the Board of Directors regarding CEC professional policies and activities. Other duties include the development of guidelines and materials to assist the field in meeting the Council’s professional standards.   

James McLeskey, Chair
Tammy Barron

Penny Cantley

Ginevra Courtade

Theresa Garfield

Kharon Grimmet

Maria Peterson-Ahmad

Contact the committee staff liaison with questions or for more information.             

Representative Assembly Committee

The Representative Assembly Committee advises the presiding officer of the Representative Assembly (the CEC President) on procedures, formats, and field-based issues for Assembly meeting or online discussions. Other duties include approval of Assembly meeting minutes, conducting orientations and online discussions, and determining eligibility for courtesy resolutions.

Joe DeMarsh, Chair

Adia Brightman

Dennis Cavitt

Emilie Maule

Ruby Owiny

Contact the committee staff liaison with questions or for more information.           

Student Committee

The Student Committee advises the Board of Directors on ways to recruit student members, increase diversity, and improve the transition of student to professional membership. The Committee also conducts a Forum at the annual convention, selects recipients for the Student Awards, and determines the slate of candidates for the student representatives to the CEC Representative Assembly.

Kaleen Shultz, Chair

Braiden Abbott

Justin Coy

Kaitlyn Millen

Jessica Monahan (Student Representative to the RA)

Alexis Morgan (Student Member of the Board)

Tracy Sinclair (Student Representative to the RA)

Andrea Suk

Student Committee Roles and Responsibilities

Contact the committee staff liaison with questions or for more information.

Yes I Can Committee

The Yes I Can Committee: (1) publicizes the YIC awards to ensure outstanding entries; (2) seeks and solicits nominations; (3) evaluates the nominees for each category and select recipients; (4) plans an awards ceremony; (5) periodically reviews award categories and criteria; (6) sets sponsorship levels; (7) creates a sponsor prospectus; (8) identifies potential sponsors and donors; and (9) develops awards program marketing and communications plans.

Rebecca Hines, Chair

Bonnie Buckelew

Kim Floyd

Ann-Bailey Lipsett

Samantha Riggleman

Rebecca Shahrivar

Katherine Squires

Contact the committee staff liaison with questions or for more information.