Congratulations to DEC's 2018 Award Winners!

September 7, 2018

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

Please reload

Featured Posts

New Resources Within Reason - December 2019

December 2, 2019

This month's issue, compiled by Camille Catlett, features ways to use similarities and differences to support inclusion. 

View the full email here.


Please reload

Recent Posts