2016 Recipients 
MCASE gave three awards at the Montana Council for Exceptional Children Conference held on February 10-12, 2016 in Bozeman. The three awards are Distinguished Service Awards for a General Educator, a Special Education Teacher and a Special Education Director. 
lk  Leslie Kelly
Art Teacher
Belgrade Middle School
Belgrade, MT 


Special Educator
lp2  Laurie Pipinich
Special Education Teacher
East Middle School
Great Falls, MT


Special Education Director
mf  Dr. Merle Farrier
Director of Special Education
Sanders County  Education Services Cooperative
Thompson Falls, MT
2015 Recipients

General Educator


None for 2015


Special Education Teacher

Pamela Boespflug
Special Education Teacher
MT School for the Deaf and the Blind
Great Falls, MT


Special Education Director

Verne Beffert
Director of Special Education
Park County Special Education Cooperative
Livingston, MT
The 2016 MCASE Distinguished Service Awards applications/nominations are closed for 2016.  The 2017 process will open in October of 2016.