Kentucky Student Council for Exceptional Children (KYSCEC)

KYSCEC News, Starting a Chapter, Kentucky University Chapters


Hello, my name is Dr. Sarah Hawkins and I am the state Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) Advisor. Currently, I am an Assistant Professor at Morehead State University and teach courses in the area of Moderate to Severe Disabilities.  I look forward to working with all of the Kentucky student chapters, as well as getting to know all of the officers and members. I am excited about this upcoming year and serving you as Kentucky’s state SCEC Advisor.


Starting or Re-Activating a KYSCEC Chapter


State Officers

Sami Hearn, Morehead State University

Alex Lonnemann, Western Kentucky University

Georgia Childers, Western Kentucky

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: Sarah Hawkins-Lear,
Murray State University: Dr. Barbara Washington,
Western Kentucky University: Dr. Christina Noel,