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East Valley Chapter

About Us

East Valley Chapter is a local chapter of CEC focused on serving children, parents and professionals in the east valley area of Phoenix, Arizona. We are charted under AzCEC, our state unit of CEC. Website:

State units provide a means for networking, professional development, and information-sharing for members in our state. Their typical activities include sponsoring an annual conference and other professional development events, publishing a newsletter or journal, political advocacy, and supporting the activities and positions of the Council for Exceptional Children.

East Valley Chapter is an official chapter of AzCEC. 

Board of Directors

  • President: Mary Brownell
  • President Elect: Wendi Socha
  • Past President: Susan Forman
  • Treasurer: Kathy Smith
  • Secretary:  Chris Epper
  • Membership Chair: Joanne Thomas
  • Communications Chair: Kathy Knowlton
  • Social Media Chair: Maggie Trupkiewicz
  • Hospitality Chair: Stephanie Lovinger

District Liaisons

  • District Liaison/Kyrene Schools:  Susan Forman
  • District Liaison /Tempe Elementary Schools:  Wendi Socha
  • District Liaison /Tempe Union High Schools:  Elaine Padilla
  • District Liaison/Mesa Unified Schools:  Theresa Baca
  • District Liaison/Chandler Unified Schools: Jessica Peacock
  • District Liaison/ Florence Unified Schools: Adam Leckie
  • District Liaison/Scottsdale Unified Schools: Open
  • District Liaison/ Higley Unified Schools: Pamela Taylor and Kristen Nash
  • District Liaison/ Apache Junction Unified Schools: Open
  • District Liaison/ Maricopa Schools:  Maria Rosetti
  • District Liaison/ J. O. Combs Schools: Shari Dukes
  • District Liaison/Union Elementary Schools: Carrie Brandon
  • CEC State Liaison:  Mary Brownell
Last Updated:  13 January, 2021

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