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.