by Andrea Elkin
College of Education doctoral student Robin Ennis has joined the Representative Assembly of the Council for Exceptional Children and will begin her three-year term as student representative on Jan. 1, 2013.
The Representative Assembly serves as the council’s membership advisory body and includes two representatives from each state and provincial unit, division and the student membership. Representatives identify issues and advise the Board of Directors on positions the council should take on; inform the Board of Directors, council affiliates and divisions and committees of membership issues and perspectives; and act as a forum to examine prospective ideas, strategy directions, policy initiatives and other issues.
Ennis earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Birmingham-Southern College and a master’s degree in special education from the Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. She currently serves as a clinical instructor in the College of Education's Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education.
Ennis’s contributions to the Council for Exceptional Children include serving as a proposal reviewer for the 2012 Convention and Expo; guest editor for the Council for Children with Behavior Disorder’s magazine Beyond Behavior (2012 Special Issue on Effective Teaching Practices); and guest reviewer for Behavioral Disorders, Beyond Behavior, Education and Treatment of Children, Journal of Positive Behavioral Interventions, and Remedial and Special Education.
The Council for Exceptional Children is an international professional organization dedicated to "improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents," according to its website.
For more information about the council, visit www.cec.sped.org.