Greensboro College Professor Becomes President of N.C. Special-Education Group

March 11, 2020 9:37 am
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Greensboro College’s Natasha Veale, professor of special education and coordinator of special-education programs, has become president of the North Carolina Council for Exceptional Children.

She assumed that role at the council’s recent annual conference.

She also represented North Carolina at the Council for Exceptional Children’s international convention in Portland, Ore., in February.

Veale was elected N.C. CEC vice president in 2018. She assumed the role of 2019 President-Elect/Conference Chair of the 33rd Annual N.C. CEC Conference.

In 2021 she will be the Immediate Past President/Representative Assembly for North Carolina at the CEC national convention in Baltimore.

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international nonprofit professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and students who are gifted.

Veale holds B.S. degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and N.C. A&T State University, an M.Ed. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a Ph.D. from Capella University. She joined the faculty in 2014.

CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, provides continual professional development, and advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities.

The North Carolina Council for Exceptional Children provides state and local support in the way of an annual conference, regional training, and an electronic newsletter. It also offers awards to recognize outstanding K-12 students with disabilities, leaders in the field of special education, and K-12 teachers.

Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and six master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.greensboro.edu.

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