“Using experience, research, and best practices, I assist in developing policies and procedures to identify student needs and provide Individualized Education Programs (IEP), as well as assist teachers in implementing these plans.”
-Mark A. Wade
Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC)
SCEC is Marywood's student chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children. The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. This organization is open to students interested in working with children with special needs and those students at Marywood who are part of the Special Education Program. Students can expect to meet twice a month; along with other organizations on campus, Kappa Delta Pi and PSEA; to plan events and discuss pertinent information within the department
Annually, members can expect to attend conventions, both on the state and national level, for professional development. Through these conventions, students are provided the opportunity to network with professionals in the field of Special Education and other students who are studying Special Education at other colleges and universities.
The worldwide mission of the Council for Exceptional Children is to improve educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities. Participation in SCEC is expected of all Special Education majors. Anyone who is interested in working with or helping people with special needs is always welcome to join the group.
- President: Anna Wildmann
- Vice President: Leanne Feeney
- Secretary: Justin Collins
- Publicist: Katie Sylvester
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michelle Gonzalez (firstname.lastname@example.org) 348-6211, ext. 2407.