Laurie VanderPloeg is the 2017 CEC President Elect
We are very pleased to announce that Laurie VanderPloeg, former President of Michigan CEC and 2013-14 CASE President is the 2017 President Elect for CEC. She will serve as President of CEC in 2018. Our very proud congratulations to Laurie, who has continued to be an active supporter of Michigan CEC through her service at the national level and in her work as the Director of Special Education for Kent ISD. Laurie will be a Wednesday workshop speaker this year at the 77th Annual Michigan CEC Conference, presenting on "Whatever Happened to Specially Designed Instruction", on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
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Congratulations to Greg LaMore, 2016 MAASE Beekman Award
Greg LaMore, Assistant Superintendent, Ottawa Area ISD, and former MCEC Children's Action Network (CAN) Representative was recently honored by his colleagues with the Beekman Award. This is the preeminent award presented annually by the MI Association of Administrators of Special Education to acknowledge individuals who have distinguished themselves in the administration and leadership of special education programs on the local, regional (ISD) or state level.
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Celebrating the Formation of Two New Michigan Special Interest Divisions
Council for Children with Behavior Disorders (CCBD)
Teacher Education Division (TED)
Michigan units of CCBD and TED recently elected officers, approved bylaws and were recognized by their national divisions. We look forward to the participation of their representatives on the MCEC Board, to their contributions to our state professional development efforts, including the 77th Annual MCEC Conference, and to strengthening the efforts of educators in Michigan providing specialized services to all children.