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President’s Message

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My name is Dave Edyburn and I am serving as the 2021 President of the Pioneers Division.

Membership in the Pioneers Division is open to any person who has been a member of CEC for a period of at least fifteen (15) years, or has served as an officer of a CEC Division or state/provincial unit, or is a Past President of CEC shall qualify for membership. Learn more by clicking on the membership tab.

As COVID-19 has impacted all facets of life and schooling, I invite you to consider joining the Pioneers Division as a means of staying connected. Your participation in the activities of the Pioneers Division will allow you to continue to influence the profession as we use our collective voice, expertise, and scope of knowledge and history to advance the policies that support children and youth with exceptionalities and the professionals who serve them. Also, consider sharing your expertise by becoming a mentor in the CEC/CEC-PD Mentoring Project where you will work with CEC student members to provide support and technical assistance as they transition into the role of professional educator.

The Pioneers are an active group. We are particularly excited about our efforts to assist CEC in preparing for its 100th anniversary in 2022 at its convention in Orlando, January 16-22, 2022. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us in our centennial celebration. 

If I can answer any questions about the Pioneers Division, please feel free to contact me.  

Posted:  2 March, 2021
Author: Dave Edyburn

President of CEC Pioneers Division

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