Professional Service

The MCEC Board of Director’s annually awards the Dr. William Cruickshank Award. This award is our highest professional honor and is chosen by MCEC’s Board of Directors. 

This award is the highest award given by the Michigan Council for Exceptional Children and was named for a pioneer in special education. The award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the education of children with exceptionalities.

Nomination packets must be submitted by December 22, 2017.


Electronic form for 2018 Dr. William Cruickshank Award - deadline has expired.


2018 Professional Service Award Winner:

Laurie VanderPloeg, Kent ISD