The Council for Exceptional Children, Chapter 99
HAMILTON’S BANQUET HALL, 110 North East Street, Jacksonville, Illinois
Cookies made by Pathway Stakeholders will be served for dessert at all meetings.
Monday, September 14, 2015 – Presenter: Sharon Mann
“5 Strategies that Bring out the Best in Students, Reduce Behavior Referrals, & Increase Academic Achievement”
Sharon is a certified facilitator for The Virtues Project and a teacher at the Schuyler-Industry Middle School.
Menu: Baked Spaghetti with Meat sauce, Romaine Salad with Assorted Dressings, Crackers, Garlic Bread, Coffee/Iced Tea
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 – Presenter: Bev Johns
“Keeping Students in School: Alternatives to Suspension and Dealing with Truancy”
Bev authored a book on Alternatives to Suspension + 16 other books. She is a Professional Fellow at MacMurray College.
Menu: Soup & Salad Buffet, Chicken Cheese Tortellini Soup, Romaine Salad, Assorted Dressings, Crackers, Rolls, Coffee/Iced Tea
Thursday, November 12, 2015 – Presenter: Rita Emmett
“Blast Away Procrastination. Effective Strategies for Working with Children who Procrastinate”
Rita is the President of Emmett Associates and author of books on this topic and is a sought-after speaker on this topic.
Menu: Baked Lasagna, Fresh Romaine Salad with Assorted Dressings, Assorted Crackers, Garlic Bread, Coffee/Iced Tea
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 – Presenters: Beth Knollhoff and Kim Nelson
“In the Trenches: Successfully Implementing Evidence-Based Practices for Children with Autism”
(in a Less Than Perfect Setting)
Elizabeth Knollhoff, SSP, NCSP is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Kim Nelson, BS, MA, is the Administrator for the Early Childhood and Multiple Disabilities Programs
Both work at the Four Rivers Special Education District and have a wealth of experience in working with students with autism.
Menu: Soup and Salad Buffet, Chili, Fresh Romaine Salad, Assorted Dressings, Crackers, Rolls, Coffee /Iced Tea
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 – Presenter: Valerie Black
“Creating a Welcoming Environment that Engages Your Students and Their Families”
Valerie brings 36 years of experience teaching junior/senior high school general education & early childhood special education. She was the Illinois Council for Exceptional Children Clarissa Hug Teacher of the Year for 2013.
Menu: Mostaccioli w/Meat sauce, Parmesan Cheese, Romaine Salad, Assorted Dressings, Crackers, Garlic Bread, Coffee/Iced Tea
Monday, April 18, 2016 – CEC Chapter 99 Awards Banquet at 6:00 p.m.
Menu: Fried Chicken, Romaine Salad, Assorted Dressings, Crackers, Green Beans, Garlic Potatoes, Gravy, Rolls, Coffee /Iced Tea
- Everyone (parents, students, friends, educators, community members) is invited to attend Chapter 99’s meetings.
- Participants at all meetings (except the banquet) will earn 3 Professional Development Credits. Bring your license number for the required sign in. Certificates will be available for students and those who don’t need PD credits.
- Registration is available online through PayPal by going to the website, cec99.org, or clicking on the QR code.
- The registration form and fee are due 5 days before each meeting: $12 for CEC members, $25 for non-members, $12 for paraprofessionals, and $6 for students. On-site registrations will be charged an additional $10.
- Make checks payable to CEC Chapter 99. Send to: CEC Chapter 99, PO Box 475, Jacksonville, IL 62651. Please include your registration form or give your name, address, phone, e-mail.
- Join CEC or renew membership at a Chapter 99 meeting and receive a $10 rebate. (Students receive a $25 rebate).
- Reserve your place for ALL meetings and receive one free meeting by sending a check to the above address by September 9. (CEC members – $60; Non-members – $125 which includes a basic CEC membership, Students – $30)
- Scholarships (paraprofessionals/parents/family members). Contact a Chapter 99 officer or email firstname.lastname@example.org.