Alaska CEC Board

The following individuals make up the current board of directors:
Past President: Brad Baumgartner
President: Robyn Schroeder
Vice President: Heather Batchelder
Treasurer: Krista James
Secretary: Sandra Charlestream

The following individuals make up the Regional Representatives:
Southeast Seat A: Rhonda Hickok
South Central Seat B: 
Interior Seat C: Abigail Paul
North Slope/West Coast/Rural Seat D: 
Kenai Peninsula/Kodiak/Aleutians Seat E: Emily Wentzel Walle

Other important individuals include:
CEC Liaison to the Alaska Statewide Special Education Conference: Joanne Healy
CEC Membership Chair: Stephanie Nafpliotis
Past President: Phil Patterson
CAN Representative: Vacant

Thank You CEC Members!

Super-Hero (that's what you are) t-shirts were distributed to members who attended the Alaska Statewide Special Education Conference in February. Thanks to all members who assisted distributing the remaining t-Shirts to CEC members across Alaska!




For additional information concerning the Alaska Council for Exceptional Children email Brad Baumgartner, Alaska CEC President at bradleyleo@gmail.com

Current CEC Member?Join our Board!

We are recruiting for the following Board positions. Please contact Brad Baumgartner (bradleyleo@gmail.com) to learn more about Seat E & CAN Representative Positions!

Kenai Peninsula/Kodiak/Aleutians Seat E: VACANT

CAN Representative: VACANT

Reality 101

The following is a link to proposed changes for the IDEA:https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/03/02/2016-03938/assistance-to-states-for-the-education-of-children-with-disabilities-preschool-grants-for-children#h-54.


The following document is a letter concerning pending legislation (HB 102/SB 103).  The letter is by David Kohler, who is Chair of the Education Committee of the Governor's Council for Disabilities and Special Education: HB 102-SB 103 letter FINAL(1).pdf


Alaska Special Education Handbook: https://education.alaska.gov/tls/sped/pdf/Handbook/AK_SPED_Handbook.pdf

Alaska Department of Education and Early Development Standards: https://education.alaska.gov/akstandards/cultural/cultural_standards.pdf

Center for Parent Information and Resources: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/nichcy-gone/

Alaska Statewide Mentor Project: http://asmp.alaska.edu/

Alaska Teacher Placement: http://alaskateacher.org/

Guide to Implementing the Alaska Cultural Standards for Educators: https://education.alaska.gov/akstandards/cultural/cultural_standards.pdf

CAST.Org (Universal Design for Learning): http://www.cast.org

Alaska Staff Development Network: http://asdn.org

Anchorage School District Summer Academy: http//asdk12.org/pld/asdsummeracademy

National Center on Intensive Intervention: http://www.intensiveintervention.org/

Alaska K-12 Science Curricular Initiative: http://www.aksci.org/


State Conference

The next Alaska Statewide Special Education Conference (ASSEC) will be February 4th through the 10th.  For more information, visit: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1871360 or visit ASSEC's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ASSEC-Alaska-Statewide-Special-Education-Conference-218695781561598/

Join Now

Follow this link to see our new membership costs under Xceptional membership options. School District Packages are awesome and the free webinars will help with professional development. Take advantage of the $300 savings in the new group rate.

Congratulations to Teacher of the Year Sandra Charlestream


Congratulations to mini-grant Recepiants Robyn Meyer and Miranda McCourt as well as Mary Lillie.

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Upcoming Events

 Alaska Statewide Special Education Conference, Main Conference Feb. 5th-7th, Anchorage, AK.  For more information, visit: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1871360


Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo, Feb. 7th-10th, Tampa, Florida.  For more information, visit: http://www.cecconvention.org/






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