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About California CEC


about CACEC

The worldwide mission of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is to improve educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities.

CEC accomplishes its mission, which is carried out in support of special education professionals and others working on behalf of individuals with exceptionalities, by advocating for appropriate governmental policies, by setting professional standards, by providing continuing professional development, by advocating for newly and historically under served individuals with exceptionalities, and by helping professionals achieve the conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice. CEC is a non-profit organization concerned with the education and well-being of exceptional individuals was founded in 1922. There are now over 24,000 members representing state units, Canadian providences, university students, divisions, as well as countries throughout the world.

California CEC Board of Directors 2022-2023
President Ann Vessey
President-Elect Barbara Sorter
Past President Carolyn Nunes
Treasurer Gloria Lopez
Secretary Tina Tranzor 
Representative Assembly Sudha Krishnan 
Representative Assembly Monica Boomgard
Professional Development Matthew Love
 Awards Committee John H. Hess
 Awards Committee (Co-Chair) Jude Blanco Wolf
Membership How Alpert
CAN Coordinator Victoria Graf
Orange County Chapter Representative Deb Cote
Executive Director Lisa Simpson
National CEC Board Member Teresa Aceves


Last Updated:  17 October, 2022

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