Dear FCEC Conference Participants & FCEC Members,

In respect and unity with our communities, school districts, colleagues, families and students, the Florida Council of Exceptional Children (FCEC) Board has decided to cancel the FCEC Conference scheduled for October 15-17, 2017We hope this action will provide additional time and opportunity for recovery and healing for all.  

The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa will cancel all reservations in the room block.  We will also start refunding all applicable conference registration fees as soon as possible.

As always, we appreciate your patience and support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at fcecconference@gmail.com

Be safe and well!

FCEC Board 

Consider attending the International CEC Convention & Expo which will be held in Tampa in February.

2018 CEC Convention & Expo

For more information, please visit: https://cecconvention.org/

Dear FCEC Members,

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! I hope you had a pleasant summer and are ready for the opportunities and challenges of another school year. I am honored and humbled to be serving as the new board president for the Florida Council for Exceptional Children (FCEC) for the next two years! I forever hold all of our FCEC members in the highest honor and regard as you continue to serve our students, staff and families tirelessly and with unparalleled passion. As your new FCEC Board President, please know that I welcome and seek your comments, suggestions, and constructive feedback as I attempt to learn the ropes of this rewarding yet challenging role.

Please know that I share with you the solid conviction that there is no greater calling than to serve and I am delighted to serve alongside YOU! As we begin this New Year, we are very fortunate to have Mrs. Julie Bush, President Elect, Mrs. Christy Fulater, Vice President, and Mrs. Jody Smith, Secretary, join our FCEC Leadership Team.  We are also saying thank you and farewell to Mrs. Krystal Blackmon- Rhodes, previous FCEC Secretary, Dr. Kathleen Randolph, Student Chair, and Dr. Jennifer Lesh, Subdivision Chair, for their many years of service as they embark on new adventures and/or relocate to other states for personal and professional reasons.

THANKS to YOU and the leadership of our Executive Board members, FCEC  has accomplished so much in the past, including but not limited to providing college scholarships, mini-grants for deserving students and teachers and cutting edge professional development via our annual and leadership conferences.  We are ready to continue this tradition of excellence! We are planning another exciting year of providing networking opportunities, professional development and up to date legislative news in the fields of Special Education and Gifted Education. Please take a moment to join us and acquaint yourself with your local and state board members, nominate a colleague for an award, and/or have your students or yourself apply for grant opportunities.

We always welcome and look forward to opportunities to meet you, so please come join us at the 2017 FCEC Conference and bring a friend on October 15 – 17, 2017 at beautiful Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida! We think this is a great way to welcome in the new school year and meet your colleagues while exploring best practices and evidence based instructional and leadership strategies! We are also extremely delighted to share with you that National CEC is bringing Dr. Marilyn Friend, the national guru of collaborative teaching and inclusive practices, to join us during the 2017 FCEC Conference.  We certainly do not want you to miss this exciting and rare opportunity! 

As always, THANK YOU for being a member of FCEC and for ALL you do on a daily basis.


With much appreciation and respect,

Dr. Fartun Mohamud

Fartun Mohamud, Ed.D., LMHC

FCEC President


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