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

  • Representative Foxx (R.– N.C.), the House education committee chairwoman is pushing for a full House vote on the PROSPER Act (H.R.4508) in the next several weeks. It is unclear whether the House has enough votes to pass the bill. The PROSPER Act seeks to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. The bill was passed out of the Committee on Education and the Workforce last year as a totally partisan bill. CEC opposed the PROSPER Act in December 2017 as the act will undermine the preparation of highly effective special educators, access to higher education opportunities for youth with disabilities, and eliminates...



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