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The 2021 Fall Virtual Conference - October 27-29, 2021

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Letter From Dr. Mark Ybarra, ACET President

Howdy! Thank you for visiting the ACET website and for being an ACET member. ACET completed two successful virtual conferences for its members recently and have videos and handouts available through Whova for all those who attended. ACET continues to prepare educators for virtually anything. ACET will also continue to provide the best support to staff to assist those students who may need assistance. If we can offer any service, feel free to contact us using the contact information below.

We look forward to seeing you at our 2021 Fall Virtual Conference. Thank you for allowing me to be your ACET President.

Moving Forward.

Mark E. Ybarra, Ed.D.


A Letter from Shirley Coleman, ACET Executive Director

Greetings ACET Members:

I want to thank all of those of you who participated in making the spring 2021 virtual conference a great one.   Without the assistance of many of our members we would not be able to provide the quality program that you saw.

I want to extend special thanks to Dr. Jamie Bryson and Tami Knight for their work on the pre-conference.   It was attended by approximately one third of the 800+ people who registered for the conference.  Also, a special thank you to all the TEA staff who presented information at the conference and to those others who also presented.

Please remember that all the recorded sessions will be available for review from the ACET website.  You will sign in using your username and password.  Documents provided by the presenters are also found there.

Sponsors and exhibitors also deserve a round of applause for their support of the organization.  We do appreciate that they chose to be part of the virtual conference.  We realize this is not the optimal way to interact with people, but we hope that it was a good situation for them.

The program planning committee under the leadership of Deon Quinn has begun their work and are planning for the conference in October.  We have chosen to do this conference virtually as well due to the still unknown status of travel by TEA and school districts.  Decisions had to be made by the end of April to continue virtual meetings or face-to-face.  Given our knowledge at the time, virtual seemed the best way to proceed.  We hope to be back face-to-face in the spring of 2022.

Congratulations to all our retirees and scholarship winners.   We wish them great fortune in their new ventures.

Take Care, Be Save and Watch the website for more information about the October 2021 conference.

Shirley Coleman, Executive Director

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Over the past 40+ years, the Association for Compensatory Educators of Texas has helped thousands of educators provide programs for educationally disadvantaged children in Texas. ACET is committed to ensure that all children from Texas reach the pinnacle of success.