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SCCEC Election Information

SCCEC Election Information

This year SCCEC will be electing a new Vice President and Recording Secretary during Representative Assembly at the 2024 Annual Conference.


Nominee for SCCEC Vice President Carla Clardy

Nominee for SCCEC Vice President, Carla Clardy

My name is Carla Clardy. I have lived in Anderson for most of my life. This is where I met and married my high school sweetheart, David, 28 years ago. We have two children; Joseph is 21 and Sydney is 19. I did not go to college at first for education even though I had always wanted to be a teacher. I went for business instead. Then while I was a stay-at-home mom, I decided to go back to school and finish my bachelor's degree in education. My plan was to be finished and to start teaching gen ed when my youngest child started kindergarten. However, I ended up having to take four extra classes and I decided to take the classes in special education to add on a LD certificate.

I started teaching resource for K-8 in a virtual school and stayed there for four years until we closed. Then I moved to brick and mortar in Anderson 5. I have been here ever since. I have taught self-contained and resource in middle school and elementary resource in two different elementary schools in our district as well as teaching K-8th virtually for a year during Covid. I am currently teaching K4-5 resource. This is my 11th year teaching.

I have my bachelor’s in elementary education and certificates in early childhood and special education LD. I have my master's in science and math for K-8. I have been in SCCEC for as long as I can remember because I want to keep up with what is going on in special education. I believe that if we stay informed and help change things for the better; we not only help our students, but ourselves as well. Sometimes we are the only ones that our students can depend on to advocate for them. I love going to the conferences because I always bring back something that I can use in the classroom. Now, I am the new president for the upstate Chapter 728. I want to get more involved with SCCEC to help our teachers across the state be able to take pride in themselves and the wonderful job they are doing. I also want everyone to get the support they need and deserve. This is a hard job and we need the right tools to be able to take care of our ourselves and our students.

Nominee for SCCEC Recording Secretary Randi Aubry

Nominee for SCCEC Recording Secretary, Randi Aubry

My name is Randi Aubry, and I am currently in my fifth-year teaching at Carolina Forest High School in a self-contained moderate to severe disabilities classroom. While working at Carolina Forest, I received Rookie Teacher of the Year in 2021 and Teacher of the Year for the current 2023-2024 school year. This school year I also graduated with my Master of Education in Special Education, specifically severe disabilities, from Coastal Carolina University. I have been dedicated from a very young age to become a special education teacher and to advocate for those who struggle to advocate for themselves. During my undergraduate degree at East Stroudsburg University, I was an active member of our Council for Exceptional Children chapter and held multiple board positions, one being President during the 2018-2019 school year. While being an active member, I was able to attend Pennsylvania State CEC conferences as well as the National Conference in Tampa, Florida in 2018.

I believe I would be a good candidate for the position of recording secretary because of my willingness for continued learning about individuals with disabilities as well as using my knowledge and experience to inspire others. Looking back on my college career, and current teaching, I have held various leadership positions that test my time management skills and ability to organize information to share with others. Within my school, I am involved in organizing and leading department meetings and cluster meetings that encourage collaboration within the Special Education departments. On a daily basis, I am faced with many important decisions that require immediate feedback.

The Council for Exceptional Children organization has a special place in my heart due to the dedication I gave to my university’s chapter during my undergraduate degree. When I moved to South Carolina from New Jersey and began my teaching career, I knew something was missing and I reached out to Nicole Uphold, current SCCEC board member and she shared information about the South Carolina Council for Exceptional Children. I believe being a part of the executive SCCEC board will allow me to continue to gain knowledge of the field and build skills to make me a better teacher and advocate for my students. It would be an honor to serve as the recording secretary for the South Carolina Council for Exceptional Children organization.


According to our by-laws, the elected Vice President will serve a total of 4 years (Vice President-1 year, President-Elect- 1 year, President- 1 year, and Immediate Past President- 1 year).  

Vice President (Year 1)

  1. Serve in the place of, with the authority of, the President in the absence or disability of the President and President-Elect.
  2. To assist the President in appointing all standing committees and any special committees, except the Nominations, Finance, Awards, and Conference Committee.
  3. To assist in the program planning for the Annual Conference.
  4. To conduct and coordinate Representative Assembly registration and to determine and validate the representatives to Representative Assembly.
  5. To coordinate planning for the training other than Conference.
  6. To make an annual report to the SCCEC President for Representative Assembly.

Recording Secretary Serves a 2- Year Term (on a fixed cycle basis- odd years) The powers and duties of the Recording Secretary shall be:

  1. To keep a record of the proceedings and attendance if meetings of the Executive Committee, Executive Board, and Representative Assembly.
  2. To maintain minutes for the current and previous two (2) years for each executive committee and board meeting.
  3. To prepare prior years minutes for archives on an annual basis.
  4. To transfer records to the new Recording Secretary at the end of the administration term.
  5. To prepare an annual list of motions acted upon by SCCEC and maintain a notebook of active motions.
  6. To keep accurate rolls of the Executive Committee, Executive Board, Representative Assembly, and committee memberships.
  7. To have available copies of the current Bylaws, minutes of assemblies and Conferences and reports of committee meetings.
  8. To keep a register of all local chapters, subdivisions, as well as total members in the Federation.
  9. To make an annual report to the SCCEC President for Representative Assembly.
Posted:  3 January, 2024

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