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2022-2023 Executive

Table Officers
President Elaine Lochhead Elaine has been part of the Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children since 1997. The organization has been a great place to learn and to connect with other educators who support students.  Over the years there have been many changes to the organization, new executive members and different themes in each year. Elaine has been part of Seine River School Division for many years as a classroom teacher, inclusive support teacher (resource teacher), vice principal, principal, and assistant superintendent of student services. Each role has been exciting and challenging but always enjoyable. Elaine's favourite part of MCEC is the professional learning that is offered to Manitoba educators and the very special Yes I Can ! awards.  MCEC is an amazing organization that benefits educators and students! Join and get involved in this great organization.
Past President, Representative Assembly Joanna Kaptein  
Vice President Miranda Ngo Hello! My name is Miranda and I am the Vice President and Conference Co-Chair of MCEC! I recently was the secretary for MCEC and have moved on to new roles on the Executive to be more involved with conference and planning!  Currently I am a resource teacher in a K-8 school just outside the city. My job is to support students with exceptionalities in many amazing ways, but I also have the added bonus of learning so much from our learners too! My job also allows me to plan and co-teach with teachers, and support staff to further engage all learners in our building and engage with students at all grade levels! I am very excited to begin this next Chapter with MCEC, planning our 2023 conference in February, and moving forward to the President role for 2023-24! 
Secretary Mireille Bazin-Berryman Hello my name is Mireille and I am the secretary for MCEC. I am newly back to MCEC after taking a break to complete my Masters in Inclusive Education. I am currently the director of curriculum for a rural school division. I have 15 years experience as a principal where I was able to advocate for the students in the school and ensure that they were receiving appropriate programming. Supporting teacher professional development and day to day support of teachers helped ensure the teachers were ready to teach all students. The best parts of the day are always the parts where I can work alongside a teacher and a student to make school a great place to be. Being a part of MCEC allows me to reach further than my division in supporting inclusion. 
Treasurer, Representative Assembly Georgina Dyck-Hacault  
Manitoba CEC executive 2022-23


Members at Large
Executive Member at Large Julia McKay My involvement with MCEC started with a conference in the 1980’s. I was hooked and have enjoyed a long involvement with the organization even being President one year. I am currently a Member at Large and if you are new to the organization it is a great way to start. I encourage everyone to become involved and see how amazing these students are. The “Yes I Can” awards are always my favorite event.
Executive Member at Large, Membership, and Yes I Can! Teresa Hampton My name is Teresa Hampton and I am currently the membership chair and have been part of MCEC since 2012. Over my time with MCEC I have had the opportunity to serve in a variety of positions, from Member at Large to President and serving on a the Yes I Can! and Conference Committee. These experiences have helped me learn about the organization and make many connections. I have worked for Seine River School Division for many years in a variety of roles that support students and inclusive practices. My roles have included, educational assistant, classroom teacher, resource teacher, principal, student services consultant and currently I am the assistant superintendent of student services. Working with teachers, families and the communities to ensure the success of all students has been my passion! I look forward to continuing to work with MCEC to offer professional development and celebrate students and staff who work with students.
Executive Member at Large,
Communications Action Team
Sarah Townsend Hello! My name is Sarah and I am a Member at Large and part of the communications team of MCEC! I just finished my first full year of teaching as a grade 7/8 teacher at a private school and will be back again for the 2022-23 school year! I primarily teach ELA, social studies and basic French. Additionally, I teach grade 5/6 social studies and basic French. I am excited to continue to work on MCEC and look forward to everything ahead in this next year! 
Executive Member at Large Melissa Carter  
Executive Member at Large Emma Reznichek  


Standing Committees  
Historian Rebekah Johnson  
Communications Action Team Jennifer Greigson Hello! I began my involvement with MCEC as part of the Brandon University Student Chapter, and have continued as part of the Communications Action Team. Part of my role is to respond to emails and messages, and maintain our Unit Website. Being a part of MCEC has allowed me connect with many passionate educators and grow professionally in many ways. I currently work with Interlake School Division and appreciate how MCEC has helped me to find more ways to connect with, teach, and learn from the many exceptional students I get to work with!
Membership Teresa Hampton  


Student Chapters  
University of Winnipeg Chapter
Emma Van Der Kroon Greetings and salutations! My name is Emma and I am the Co-Vice President of the MCEC University of Winnipeg student chapter. This is my first position within the MCEC and I’m excited to get involved with subcommittees and opportunities that this role offers. Currently, I’m also balancing being a 4th year education student with the University of Winnipeg and working with students. Through my work with a community outreach program, I get the privilege of working with so many diverse youths and learning more about the field every day. Can’t wait to see what the future holds!
University of Winnipeg Chapter Alexis Ferguson  
University of Winnipeg Chapter Leah McPhail  
University of Winnipeg Chapter Kaitlynn Sandulak  
University of Winnipeg Chapter Nadine Bartlett


Mailing Address

PO Box 43035
1555 Regent Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R2C 4J2

Last Updated:  9 August, 2022

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