About Texas CEC
The Mission of TCEC
The Texas Council for Exceptional Children is a community of Texas professionals who are the voice and vision of special and gifted education. TCEC's mission is to improve, through excellence and advocacy, the education and quality of life for children and youth with exceptionalities and to enhance engagement of their families.
The Vision of TCEC
The Texas Council for Exceptional Children is a premier education organization, renowned for its expertise and leadership, working collaboratively with strategic partners to ensure that children and youth with exceptionalities are valued and full participating members of society. As a diverse and vibrant professional community, TCEC is a trusted voice in shaping education practice and policy.
TCEC Core Values
- Dignity and worth of all individuals.
- Diversity and inclusiveness.
- Advocacy and social justice.
- Professional excellence, integrity, and accountability.
- Full participation in society.
- Effective individualized education.
- Family engagement.
- Collaboration and community.
- Responsibility to members.
TCEC Executive Directors
Kathleen Pfannenstiel, American Institutes for Research
Carlos Flores, Angelo State University
Ambra Green, The University of Texas at Arlington
Immediate Past President:
Dennis Cavitt, Midwestern State University
Cathy Thomas, Texas State University
George Williams, Our Lady of the Lake
Jerrie Jackson, Our Lady of the Lake
Member Services Chair:
Professional Relations/CAN Chair:
Heather Hughes, Eagle Mountain - Saginaw ISD