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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 2022 - 2023
President Wendi Socha
President-Elect Jen Veney
Past President Mary Brownell
Treasurer Kathy Smith
Secretary Chris Epper
Membership Joanne Thomas
Publicity Coordinator Kathy Knowlton
Technology Specialist Arnold Nippert
Hospitality Stephanie Lovinger


District Liaisons
Apache Junction Heather Wallace
AZ State Dept. of Ed. Heather Schlemmer
AzCASE Alissa Krantz
AzCEC Lorrane McPherson
AzDEHB Daniel Gulchak
Chandler USD Kymberly Marshall
Higley USD Christopher Robinson
J.O. Combs ESD Shari Dukes
Kyrene ESD Susan Forman
Laveen ESD Jen Veney
Maricopa USD Lindsay Stollar Slover
Mesa SD Mel Kelley
Mesa SD Kathy Eustace
Queen Creek USD Steven Ray
Roosevelt ESD Michelle Campuzano
Scottsdale USD Marge Rehberg
Tempe UHSD Joann Contract


Last Updated:  23 November, 2022

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