We’re proud and excited to formally congratulate our 2018 DEC Award Winners. Each year DEC honors individuals who are making a difference in the lives of young children and their families. We are pleased to recognize our colleagues and students for their contributions to the field and our organization.
We also want to recognize everyone that took the time to submit nominations. It gets harder each year to choose from so many qualified individuals. Lastly we want to send a big thank you to our Awards Program Committee, Diana LaRocco, Laurie Dinnebeil, Eva Horn, Judy Swett, and the DEC Awards Program Chair, Jennifer Kilgo.
The DEC Award for Mentoring
Recipient: Hedda Meadan
The DEC Parent-Family Award
Recipient: Kimberly Christensen
The J. David Sexton Doctoral Student Award
Recipient: Kathleen Zimmerman
The Mary McEvoy Service to the Field Award
Recipient: Ilene Schwartz
Recipient: Ann Turnbull
The Merle B. Karnes Award for Service
to the Division for Early Childhood
Recipient: Sheresa Blanchard
The Rose C. Engel Award for Excellence
in Professional Practice
Recipient: Rebecca Wald
Congratulations to our esteemed award winners!
We will celebrate the award recipients during the DEC 2018 Conference Awards Breakfast. We look forward to honoring our recipients for their commitment to young children with special needs, to families, to fellow early intervention/early childhood special education professionals, and to the DEC community.
Join us for the Awards Breakfast, Friday, October 26th, 7:30 to 9:00 AM at DEC 2018!
If you'd like to join us in honoring DEC's 2018 award winners, tickets for the Awards Breakfast are available when completing