Hello, my name is Dr. Sarah Hawkins-Lear. I am the state Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) Advisor. Currently, I am a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky and teach courses in the area of Early Childhood Special Education. I look forward to working with all of the Kentucky student chapters, as well as getting to know all of the officers and KYSCEC members from across the state. I am excited about this upcoming year and serving you as Kentucky’s state KYSCEC Advisor. Please feel free to contact me or any of the student officers, if you have any questions.
Sarah Hawkins-Lear, Ed.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
The Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling
237 H Taylor Education Building
Lexington, KY 40506
Katelyn Harvey, Morehead State University
Kaitlin Woodrow, Western Kentucky University
Demi Oldham, Western Kentucky University
KYSEC University Chapters
Attention Teachers!!!! The Student CEC chapters at participating colleges and universities support classroom teachers and their students in school districts across Kentucky in the following ways (with examples!):
Involvement in Schools by helping teachers in their school and classrooms in a variety of ways
Community Involvement through Buddy Walks/Runs, Special Olympics
Teacher Assistance create learning materials for classrooms, set up a sensory room, help with projects in the classroom
Hosting Professional Development so we can learn more about the field
PR at their University: talk with undergrad classes to promote awareness of special education and encourage students to look into teacher education
Advocacy we keep up with state and federal issues and legislation, are involved in CAN, write letters, be active!
School Programming by working with in-school and after school programs in our communities
If you are interested in learning more about a partnership with Student CEC, please contact:
Morehead State University: Suzannah Chapman-Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Murray State University: Dr. Barbara Washington, email@example.com
Western Kentucky University: Dr. Christina Noel, firstname.lastname@example.org