Awards

FLOCASE acknowledges the need for a professional association to recognize outstanding individuals aspiring to become a part of or help improve the field of special education. FLOCASE supports the following established award for which nominations are annually solicited. Award recipients are selected by Florida CASE and recognized at the Florida Council for Exceptional Children's (FCEC) Annual Conference:

Florida CASE Award Nominations

This is your opportunity to recognize one of your colleagues for the excellent job they are doing. The Florida CASE Executive Board announces three new awards now available for ESE administrators in our state.

Rookie ESE Administrator of the year; This individual should be an administrator of special education programs that has worked in this position for three years or less. This person should demonstrate vision and leadership skills that have supported children with disabilities and their families. The winner of this award will receive a plaque, paid registration for the Florida CASE Summer Institute (Florida CEC registration would be an alternative option) as well as the recognition of their peers at the Florida CASE Summer Institute. Individuals nominated for this award do not need to be a member of CASE but must be a member of CEC.

Outstanding ESE Administrator of the year; This individual should be an administrator of special education programs that has worked in this position for five to 20 years, demonstrate consistent and outstanding vision and leadership for children with disabilities and their families and be recognized for the contributions they have made not only to their district but to their community and state. Individuals nominated for this award must be a current member of National CASE. Winner of this award will also receive a plaque, paid registration for the Florida CASE Summer Institute, a beautiful gift basket and recognition at the CASE Summer Institute. This individual may also be submitted as a nominee for the National CASE award.

Life Time Achievement Award; This individual should be an administrator of special education programs for twenty years or more and has demonstrated consistent and outstanding vision and leadership for children with disabilities and their families and be recognized for the contributions they have made not only to their district but to their community and state. The nominee for this award must be a current and long time member of CASE. Winner of this award will receive a plaque, paid registration to the Florida CASE Summer Institute, National CASE or National CEC Conference and recognition at the Florida CASE Summer Institute This individual may also be submitted as a nominee for the National CASE award.

The nomination form must be submitted to the Florida CASE secretary, no later than February 24, 2017.

View/Download the Florida CASE Award Nomination Form




2015-16 Florida Council for Exceptional Children (FCEC) President's Award Recipients
Dr. Rosalind Hall, Florida CASE President
Catie McRae, FCEC Chapter 311- Big Bend, Tallahassee
Kareem Thompson, FCEC Palm Beach County Chapter 200 President
Lisa Jester, FCEC Orange County Chapter 155 President
Pat Wilson-Lavigne, FCEC Chapter 296 Past President
Julie V. Bush, FCEC Suncoast Chapter 176 President
Ken Campbell, FCEC Subdivision FLCCBD President



Landis M. Stetler Award

FCEC annually provides members with the nomination process for the Landis M. Stetler Award. Florida CASE supports the award and selects the recipients. This award is presented at the annual FCEC state conference. This award is designated for individuals who have made a significant contribution to the education of children and youth with exceptionalities

2016 Landis M. Stetler Award Scholarship Recipient
Tara Rowe - Doctoral Student at University of North Florida


2015 Landis M. Stetler Award Scholarship Recipient
Kathleen Randolph - Graduate student at Florida Atlantic University


2014 Landis M. Stetler Award Scholarships
Graduate
Karin Hunt is a graduate student at University of North Florida
Renewing Graduate Recipient
Lisa Jester is a graduate student in educational leadership at the University of Central Florida



2014-15 Florida Council for Exceptional Children (FCEC) President's Award Recipients
Dr. Rosalind Hall, Florida CASE President
Julie Bush, Suncoast, Chapter 176- Largo and St. Pete
Kareem Thompson, Chapter 200- Palm Beach
Ken Campbell, Florida Chapter of Behavioral Disorders
Elizabeth Lewis, Chapter 296- Sunset, Sarasota and Manatee
Dr. Don DeVito, Chapter 1024 Gatorland, Gainesville
Catie MacRae, Chapter 311- Big Bend, Tallahassee



2013 Landis M. Stetler Award Scholarships
Undergraduate
Linda Hurst is a student at Southeastern University
Danielle Johnson is majoring in Visual Disabilities at Florida State University
Graduate
Lisa Jester is a graduate student in educational leadership at the University of Central Florida



2011-12 award recipients were:

Landis Stetler Award: Dr. Kelly Grillo

Landis Stetler Scholarship: Racheal Majors- Undergraduate at Southeastern University

Landis Stetler Scholarship: Diana Inwood- Graduate at University Florida

Ken Campbell Grant: Kimberly Pavlonnis and April Cox