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Bagwell Graduate Wins Two Prestigious CEC Awards


Jasmine Ennis, a Bagwell College of Education doctoral candidate, has been recognized with two prestigious professional awards from the Georgia Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). (1) She is the 2017 CEC Teacher of the Year, and (2) she was named by the CEC TED Policy and Advocacy Committee as one of four doctoral students to participate in the CEC Special Education Legislation Summit in July.

The prestigious Georgia CEC Teacher of the Year Award recognizes a CEC member who currently provides direct services to students with exceptionalities. The Georgia CEC Teacher of the Year is an outstanding member of the profession whose work exemplifies the best in special education teaching. His or her work reflects significant, documented educational success for students, continued professional development, and the highest standards of educational quality.

The TED Policy and Advocacy Committee award is designed to help students engage with practitioners, faculty, parents, and students from all of over the country to discuss pressing educational policy issues in educating students with exceptionalities. The summit will culminate in a day on Capitol Hill, during which time the doctoral students will meet with their legislators to communicate CEC’s achievements educating and our policy priorities for the forthcoming year.

"I work to form encouraging relationships with my students by holding high expectations and creating a loving environment where they can reach their full potential,” Ennis said. “I continue to be a lifetime learner myself, always open to new ideas to further my students’ academic futures, while leading them to become contributing citizens of the world."

Ennis received her B. S. in English Education from KSU in 2009 and returned last year to complete her doctoral degree.  Congratulations Jasmine!  We are proud of you!  

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