Robin D. Brewer, an associate professor in the University of Northern Colorado's School of Special Education, has joined the Board of Directors of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Brewer will begin her one-year term as president-elect on Jan. 1.
CEC is the premier membership organization for special and gifted education. Through the vision and dedication of more than 30,000 members, CEC sets the standard for high quality education for children and youth with exceptionalities. The 15-member board serves as the organization's administrative, general legislative and policy making body, establishing strategic direction for CEC, addressing issues of concern and setting policy.
Brewer has been a member of CEC for more than 25 years. Her contributions include serving as a member on the Board of Directors (2010-12) and the Student to Professional Transition Work Group (2006-08). Brewer served as a member on the Council for Children with Behavior Disorder's (CCBD) National Advocacy Committee (2001-02) and as consulting editor for Beyond Behavior (2003-10), CCBD's magazine. At the state level, Brewer is a past president of the Colorado CEC.
Brewer earned an associate's degree in psychology from South Oklahoma Community College, a bachelor's degree in special education from University of Oklahoma, and a master's degree and a doctoral degree in special education from UNC.
For more information about CEC, visit www.cec.sped.org.
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