A Message from our President
WOW! WOW! WOW! What an awesome 2013 conference we had! “Seeds of Learning” was held March 8th – 10th in beautiful Marina del Rey and was a huge success bringing a wide range of presenters and attendees together for the weekend! A special thanks to our conference chairs, Stephanie Johnson and Kim Miller along with their committee volunteers and the CAL-ED Board for planning such a great conference.
At this year’s conference, CAL-ED presented awards to those who are contributed to the field of deaf education and/or have a huge influence on the lives of deaf and hard of hearing children. This year’s award recipients were:
Dr. Roslyn “Roz” Rosen, Lifetime Achievement
Kimberly Forbes, Educational Interpreter
Denise Sidansky, Educator of the Year
Maureen Wallace, Contributor of the Year
Edith Wysinger, Parent of the Year
The CAL-ED website will be posting a “Topic of the Month” to generate discussions among its members. Be sure to log onto the E-Forum and contribute to the various topics at least monthly and better yet, check back often to see how others have responded to you!
We are now planning for our 2014 Conference which will be held in Sacramento and chaired by Sheri Farinha. Information regarding the specific location, theme, workshops, etc. will be posted on the website as information becomes available. Be sure to check our website often for updates!
Patty Ivankovic, President