2018 CEDS Member of the Year, James Poteet Awardee, and Article of the Year Honorable Mention

CEDS 2018 Conference Keynote Speakers

Tammy L. Stephens-Pisecco

Tammy L. Stephens-Pisecco, Ph.D. is a Clinical Account Executive with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  She is an educational diagnostician and has worked as a special education teacher and a university professor.  Dr. Stephens-Pisecco is the coauthor of the Core-Selective Evaluation Process (C-SEP), a PSW model for SLD identification.  Research interests include:  Assessment practices, early intervention and RTI, and the impact of resilience on student academic and behavioral performance.

Virginia Gonzalez

Virginia Gonzalez, M. Ed., CALT, is currently a dyslexia specialist in Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD. Virginia has served as the diagnostician for dyslexia in McAllen ISD for seven years assessing both monolingual and bilingual students. As a Certified Academic Language Therapist, she also provided teacher support for the district dyslexia programs for both English and Spanish speaking students. Virginia spent 5 years as the state dyslexia consultant where she coordinated the state project development for the “Texas Dyslexia Identification Academy.

Policy Insider: Legislative Update

  • A federal panel commissioned by President Trump and chaired by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos convened after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The panel will issue a series of best practices to make schools safer, including recommendations on arming teachers, a senior Education Department official told The Associated Press as reported by Education Week. Age restrictions on gun purchases also are being considered. Frank Brogan, assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, emphasized that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to school safety and that states and local jurisdictions have leeway to decide for themselves how to approach...



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