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The Hawaiʻi State Unit of the Council for Exceptional Children (Hawaiʻi CEC) is now an active state unit. Check this site frequently for updates regarding events during the 2018-19 school year. When available, meetings will have virtual access for neighbor island participants.

We are actively seeking new members, and look forward to current members of Hawaii CEC becoming actively engaged. We need your kākoʻo (support) as we grow a strong Hawaii CEC, supporting our special education teachers, and our keiki and youth with exceptionalities and their ohana in Hawaii.

Mahalo nui loa,

 Hawaiʻi CEC


Current Events

Are you looking for a way to become more involved with Hawaii CEC? 

The nominations committee has presented the a slate of officers for the 2018 election. Tairita Waite has been nominated for the position of President Elect, and Rhonda Black for Treasurer. The Executive Committee approved the slate of officers on 12/19/2017. Acceptance of the slate by acclimation will be presented to the HI CEC membership via a Google Form via email on 12/22/2017. 

President Elect will serve in this position for 2018, President 2019 and Immediate Past President 2020.

Treasurer will serve a 2-year term January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019.

2018 Hawaii CEC Executive Committee

  • President - Rebecca Belmont
  • President Elect - Tairita Waite
  • Immediate Past President - Gloria Niles
  • Secretary - Gayle Fox (2016-2018)
  • Treasurer - Rhonda Black (2017 - 2019)

  • Communications Committee Chair 
    Manages the Hawaii State CEC social media accounts, newsletter editor and maintains the State Unit Website.
  • Constitution and Bylaws Committee Chair
    Will lead the committee's work in developing a constitution for Hawaii State Unit of the Council for Exceptional Children, and receives and reviews proposed amendments to the bylaws.

All Standing Committees are seeking and welcoming new members:
The duties of each committee are described on the "Committees" page on this website.

  • Programs Committee - Chair: Tairita Waite, President-Elect Hawaii CEC
  • Finance Committee - Chair: Rhonda Black, Treasurer Hawaii CEC
  • Membership Committee - Chair: (vacant)
  • Policy and Advocacy Committee - Chair: Stephenie Blakemore
  • Communications Committee - Chair: (vacant)
  • Constitution and Bylaws Committee - Chair: Christy Chambers Burke
  • Nominations and Elections Committee - Chair: Gloria Niles, Immediate Past President Hawaii CEC




Your CEC annual membership includes your Hawaii CEC membership dues!
Choose from 3 membership tiers:

  • Basic Membership
  • Full Membership
  • Premier Membership

Membership Benefits Comparison Chart.pdf

Students take advantage of 20% off of any membership tier you select.

 Follow this link to join CEC now!

Group membership rate available for school or school district teams.

School / School District Membership Package

Upcoming Events

  1. September Social! 
    Information Soon! 
  2. 2018/19 Hawaiʻi CEC Annual Meeting
    Information Soon! 
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