#PeopleOfPeace: WPU’s Dr. Amanda Bock Elected Vice President of NC Council for Exceptional Children
William Peace University is proud to announce Assistant Professor of Special Education, Dr. Amanda Bock, has been elected 2017 Vice President of the North Carolina chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). The organization is the largest international non-profit of its kind, dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and students who are gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, and advocates for newly and historically under-served individuals with exceptionalities.
“I’m excited about the opportunities this organization offers WPU teacher-education students for professional development and networking.”
In addition to her role as Vice President, Dr. Bock will also serve as the organization’s state representative at the national convention in both 2019 and 2020. She will also serve as NCCEC’s 2018 President Elect/Conference Chair and will move into the role of President in 2019.
“I am honored to join the executive board of an organization that has great impact on students with disabilities, their families, and their teachers,” Bock said. “I’m also excited about the opportunities this organization offers WPU teacher-education students for professional development and networking.”
Bock has taught Special Education at WPU for three years, where she specializes in academic and emotional/behavioral interventions for students with mild to moderate disabilities. Her most recent published work came in 2015 within the journal of Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities where she examined the influence of teacher epistemology and practice on student engagement in literacy learning.
Dr. Bock grew up in Cary, but currently resides in Chapel Hill. Prior to joining the faculty at WPU, she taught special education in rural Georgia. Bock earned both her Ph.D. in Education and BA in Psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill, as well as her M.Ed. in Learning Disabilities from Columbus State University.
Dr. Bock also belongs to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (TASH).
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