The Council for Exceptional Children is an international community of professionals who are the voice and vision of gifted and special education. CEC's mission is to improve, through excellence and advocacy, the education and quality of life for children and youth with exceptionalities and to enhance the engagement of their families.
Nominations should be postmarked by August 31,
This award was
established by the PACEC Executive Board to recognize an individual who has
made significant contributions to the education of children and youth with
exceptionalities, disabilities and/or gifts and talents.
nominee should have a professional reputation in Pennsylvania and have
demonstrated exemplary performance over his or her educational career to the
education of children and youth with exceptionalities.These contributions could include one or more
of the following areas: publications; research; development of new programs,
approaches, concepts; improved psychological or educational evaluation
procedures; improved administration procedures; practical application of
improved teaching techniques; and dynamic leadership.
work of the nominee should be consistent with PACEC's and CEC's mission
nominee may be in service or retired.Candidates include teachers, administrators, college/university
professors or any other educator who meets the criteria.
be a CEC member in good standing, both currently and for at least the previous
Information Needed to Complete the
can be accepted from active CEC members.
description of the outstanding professional contributions of the nominee in the
delivery of direct services.
letters of recommendation must be included highlighting the nominee's lifetime
of the nominee.
must include: verification of membership (obtainable from CEC Headquarters),
nominee's name, address, phone number and e-mail.
must include his or her name, address, phone number, e-mail and signature.