MEET THE BOARD

President

Tara Butler is the current president elect of the Colorado Council for Exceptional Children and past president of the Courage to Risk Collaborative Special Education Conference. Tara has taught special education for over 12 years, and is now the Special Education Director at the Mental Health Center of Denver's Skyline Academy Day Treatment program. In addition to her years in special education, Tara appreciates special education from the family's perspective as well. Growing up, she use to attend and read her brother's IEP's to understand what the school was doing to support him. 

 

Tara is also an adjunct professor at CU Denver, and sits on the local Resource Area For Teacher (RAFT) teacher advisory board. Tara volunteers with the Junior League of Denver and leads a chapter of a local women's volunteer group. Tara loves spending time with her family and 3 dogs!

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The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is a professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the success of children and youth with exceptionalities. Through the dedication of its members, CEC sets the standard for high-quality education and special education practice through advocacy, standards, and professional development. 

Past President

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is a professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the success of children and youth with exceptionalities. Through the dedication of its members, CEC sets the standard for high-quality education and special education practice through advocacy, standards, and professional development. 

Secretary

Meagan Ackerman is the Treasurer for the Colorado Council for Exceptional Children.  She is currently a teacher with Mapleton Public Schools.  She believes that all students and individuals have the potential to achieve and feels passionate about supporting our learners with disabilities.

Treasurer

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is a professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the success of children and youth with exceptionalities. Through the dedication of its members, CEC sets the standard for high-quality education and special education practice through advocacy, standards, and professional development. 

Bylaws Chair

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is a professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the success of children and youth with exceptionalities. Through the dedication of its members, CEC sets the standard for high-quality education and special education practice through advocacy, standards, and professional development. 

Membership Chair

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is a professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the success of children and youth with exceptionalities. Through the dedication of its members, CEC sets the standard for high-quality education and special education practice through advocacy, standards, and professional development. 

 

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