MCASE Awards

The Montana Council of Administrators of Special Education annually seeks nominations for the following awards.  Please consider nominating a deserving candidate.  Nominations will be open in January, 2023
  
  • MCASE Outstanding Administrator of Special Education Award
  • MCASE Special Education Teacher Award
  • MCASE General Education Teacher Award
  • Lori Ruffier Legacy Award
  • MCASE Nomination for CASE Awards
    • Harrie M. Selznick CASE Distinguished Service
    • CASE Outstanding Administrator of Special Education
    • Outstanding Service to CASE CASE
  • Early Career Special Education Administrator Award Nomination

2022 Recipients

MCASE Outstanding
Administrator of
Special Education
Special Education
Teacher
General Education
Teacher
Mary Meehan Molly Zier-McLaughlin Tawnya Hawkins

Lori Ruffier Legacy Award CASE New Administrator CASE Outstanding Administrator 
not awarded not awarded not awarded

 


2021 Recipients

MCASE gave three awards at the 2021 Montana Council for Exceptional Children Conference held virtually. The three awards are Distinguished Service Awards for a General Educator, a Special Education Teacher, and a Special Education Director. 

MCASE Outstanding Administrator of Special Education
Special Education Teacher
General Education Teacher
Dan Laughlin Monica Thuesen Megan Stratton

Lori Ruffier Legacy Award CASE New Administrator CASE Outstanding Administrator 
Tess Thomas Sara Novak Sara Cole

 


2020 Recipients

MCASE gave three awards at the 2020 Montana Council for Exceptional Children Conference held in Helena. The three awards are Distinguished Service Awards for a General Educator, a Special Education Teacher and a Special Education Director. 

Special Education Director    Special Educator
General Educator
Michelle Halberg  Jennifer Wasson Emily Raymond

 

Congratulations to Lori Ruffier - In appreciation of your dedication and determination in forming the Montana Schools Recruitment Project. Your work will impact future generations of special educators, the children they will serve and the districts that benefit from the recruitment of these individuals.

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2019 Recipients

MCASE gave three awards at the 2019 Montana Council for Exceptional Children Conference held in Helena. The three awards are Distinguished Service Awards for a General Educator, a Special Education Teacher and a Special Education Director. 

Special Education Director    Special Educator
General Educator
Chris Rice - Lewistown Val Damron - Glendive Not awarded