Hello out there CEC’ers! I’m Maureen Gale, your February Blog host. I’m joining you from Orlando, Florida, where I am currently a district behavior coach. My CEC story is a long one, as my membership began in 1976 when I was a Student CEC member at the University of Florida (go GATORS!). I am always thankful for my CEC friends and colleagues and the support and opportunities I have as a member of CEC.
As a special educator for more than 30 years (where did the time go?), I’ve had a variety of interesting learning and career experiences as a resource teacher, an EBD teacher in a psychiatric hospital, a teacher trainer, a special ed. program coordinator, and a behavior specialist. I’ve also had the exciting opportunity to work as a special educator at American schools overseas in Uruguay, Japan, and South Africa. Guess it’s no surprise to my friends and colleagues that when CEC asked if I would host for a month, my only concern was not what to say but when to stop!
So, let’s get started with a few tips for this first week in February!