College of Education

Dr. Cheesman Recipient of Prestigious Award

July 1, 2008

On July 26, 2008, the Council for Exceptional Children selected Dr. Elaine Cheesman to be the recipient of its Colorado Teacher Education Division's Teacher Educator Award.

The award is given to professionals in recognition of exceptional contributions to teacher education.  “More specifically, the Colorado TED's Teacher Educator Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated am exemplary commitment to one of the following: (a) teacher education in special education, (b) preparation of future leaders and/or quality educators, and (c) research supporting the preparation of teachers and/or delivery of services to children with disabilities, legislative leadership, and scholarly works,” according to the press release.

Dr. Cheesman will attend the 4th annual Colorado Consortium of Special Education Teacher Educators conference on September 25 and 26 to receive her award.

Cheesman is an Assistant Professor of Special Education for the College of Education at UCCS.  Her focus is in the instruction of persons inflicted with dyslexia.