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S7 E8: CEC Leadership with Dr. Luann Purcell


teaching; students with disabilities

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In today's episode, recorded live at the CEC 100th Anniversary, we sit down with Dr. Luann Purcell. In the past 48 years, she has dedicated her life to learning, leading, and progressing in education. She is currently the president of Luann Purcell, LLC, where she consults and is a strategic analyst for educational and associational organizations. Her tag sums up her current professional philosophy: Learning, Leading and Progressing.

In her position, she is currently consulting and advising administrators on best practices for leadership and development of quality programs for students with disabilities, advocating at the governmental level to assure appropriate legislation to facilitate the development and maintenance of quality programs for students with disabilities; and speaking on leadership, legislative/policy updates, attitude adjustment, the passion in compassion, and other current education issues.

Dr. Purcell has had various experiences throughout her 48 years in education, including experience as a teacher of students with emotional and behavioral disorders, coordinator at a regional educational service center, and assistant superintendent. Luann has been very active in CEC from the chapter level through the international level. She believes strongly in the local chapter to promote teacher retention and quality!

Tune in as Drs. Rebecca Hines and Lisa Dieker honor, celebrate, and reflect on Dr. Purcell's career, the Council of Exceptional Education (CEC) 's past 100 years while also thinking ahead to the future. Don't forget we love to hear from our listeners! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. We look forward to receiving your questions on our Google Phone (407) 900- 9305, Facebook (Practical Access), Twitter (@AccessPractical), or Instagram (@Practical_Access).

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