Last week, was a very busy and exciting week for me. I hope that everyone enjoyed their Teacher Appreciation Week and had the opportunity to celebrate Exceptional Children’s Week with their students. Aside, from indulging in the goodies at my school, I had a wonderful opportunity to participate in a round-table discussion at the U.S. Department of Education. Yes, it’s true the U.S. Department of Education. I was so very excited.
This is truly one of the many benefits of being an active member of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). I had recently received an e-mail from CEC inviting special education teachers in the Washington, D.C. area to participate in a “Reform in the Classroom: A Conversation with Educators of Exceptional Children” at the U.S. Department of Education. The invitation only allowed for 15 teachers to be recommended to participate. I immediately replied and hoped that I would receive a confirmation to attend and what a blessing it was when I did.