Your 2016-2017 Student Board Members are...
Rachel Bohlman, President, Eastern Michigan University
Hello my name is Rachel Bohlman and I am this year’s Student President of the Council for Exceptional Children. I am a senior at Eastern Michigan University majoring in Special Education and School Health. I also plan on pursuing a master’s in Autism Spectrum Disorders. My passion is working with students who have a severe or multiple impairments, and their families. I enjoy working out, horseback riding, and hanging out with my friends and family. I am very excited to be involved with the Student CEC this year, and look forward to everything we will be doing and learning throughout our time together.
Megan Foreman, President Elect, Western Michigan University
Hi my name is Megan Foreman. I am a fourth year at Western Michigan University and have only two years left until I graduate. My majors are Special Education and Mathematics. When I graduate I will be certified to teach students with emotional impairments and students with learning disabilities. I am also President of an Honors Society at Western for education students. On top of that I tutor at a high school in Kalamazoo and just finished up teaching math to high schoolers. I am kept very busy, but love everything I do. I am excited to see what this year holds!
Andrea Saksa, Secretary/Treasurer, Eastern Michigan University
My name is Andrea Saksa and I am the secretary of the Student Strand of the Council for Exceptional Children. I am a senior at Eastern Michigan University double majoring in Elementary and Special Education. I will be pursuing a master’s in early childhood, having developed a love of working with young special needs children and their families. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, running, and spending time with my family. I look forward to seeing what the future brings and enjoy learning from the children I work with, as well as the simple aspects of everyday life.
Nicholas Minor, CAN Coordinator, Grand Valley State University
my name is Nicholas Minor and I am currently attending GVSU pursuing a degree
in special education. Assisting children with special needs is my passion and
something I hope to do for a long time.
Shannon Kelley, Membership Coordinator, Grand Valley State University
Hello my name is Shannon Kelley, and I am the membership representative for the Michigan Council for Exceptional Children's Student Board. I am currently in my senior year at Grand Valley State University. I am studying Special Education (CI/EI) and Elementary Education. This year I also hold the position as president on the CEC Student Chapter at GVSU. In my spare time I like staying active, and spending time with friends and family. My journey toward this profession has been amazing so far, and I am excited to see how it continues to unfold.
Joe DeMarsh, Student Advisor
I am looking forward to working with the CEC-S Michigan Board. I have been actively involved in CEC both statewide and nationally. I recently started a new position in my professional career as the Superintendent of Macomb Academy in Clinton Township. Macomb Academy is a transition based school for students 18-26 years old.
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