Dennis Cavitt has been appointed to the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) by the Board of Directors to fill a midterm vacancy, effective Jan. 1, 2018 through Dec. 31, 2019.
CEC is the professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the educational success of children with exceptionalities that accomplishes its mission through advocacy, standards, and professional development.
Cavitt has worked in the field of special education for 30 years and has been an active CEC member for 14 years. During his time as a member, Cavitt has served extensively at the local level—holding the vice president, president elect, president, and immediate past president positions of the Texas state unit. Currently, he serves as the Chair of the CEC Representative Assembly.
Cavitt received a bachelor’s in psychology from Pepperdine University. He also holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Abilene Christian University, master's degree in education leadership from Tarleton State University, as well as a doctorate in special education from Texas Tech University.