The Council for Exceptional Children/Ohio


CEC OHIO 2019 Summer Forum Columbus ~ JUNE 3nd

 We are pleased to announce that Dr. Kimberly Monachino, the director of the Office for Exceptional Children at the Ohio Department of Education, will deliver the keynote address at our annual conference.

She will share with us a wealth of information regarding policies, updates, initiatives and more regarding individuals with disabilities, from birth to age 21 and their families. 

Dr. Kim Monachino became the director of the Office for Exceptional Children at the Ohio Department of Education in August 2017. Dr. Monachino has more than 29 years of professional experience in the field of education through a variety of roles in northeastern Ohio. She was most recently with Lorain City Schools, serving as the executive director of Student Services, where she provided leadership to support preschool through grade 12 students with disabilities. Under Dr. Monachino’s leadership, the district provided ongoing professional learning for all staff to implement district-wide inclusive practices. Prior to that role, she served in positions supporting children with diverse learning needs as special education coordinator, director of pupil services, special education supervisor and special education teacher. She also taught courses related to special education for nine years at John Carroll University and Concordia University. Dr. Monachino received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Youngstown State University and a Master of Science in Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Kent State University. She also received a Specialist in Education degree in Administration from Kent State University and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Akron.  


We look forward to seeing you at our annual CEC Conference in Columbus, Ohio! This year’s conference is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of those who work with children with special

Additional conference and hotel registration will be updated soon. The Conference will be held at the
Quest Conference Center in Columbus.

If you have any questions about the CEC-Ohio Summer Forum, please feel free to contact Jennifer Webb, Conference Chair at 



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CEC-Ohio Summer Forum

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CEC-Ohio Summer Forum

 CEC-Ohio presents, "Ohio Rocks!" Join us on June 3rd at the impressive Quest Conference Center in the
bustling area of Polaris just outside of Columbus. Our day will be well spent together as we hear from
the Ohio Director of Special Education, Dr. Kim Monachino, plus additional speakers from around the
state who have up-to-date and relevant practices to share.

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 The CEC-Ohio is grateful to our Summer Forum 2019 sponsors and donors: