Special Recognition & Thanks from AR-CEC

Photo of Jon RainboltA special award was presented to Jon Rainbolt at the annual AR-CEC fall conference in appreciation for many years of dedicated services to the AR-CEC board. A few highlights of his involvement in the organization include active involvement with the a group of educators that initiated the process to acquire an AR-CEC chapter. He served his first term as AR-CEC president for the 1998 - 1999 year. Mr. Rainbolt is one of few who served a second term as president, from 2012-2013. He has served as the AR-CEC Convention Planner from 2007-2013 and part of the 2014 year. He served a number of terms to the Representative Assembly of National CEC.

Mr. Rainbolt, or "Jon," as he prefers to be called, is well respected by his peers. He currently serves as LEA supervisor for the central arkansas area. His life work has been dedicated to serving children and adults with disabilities. Jon could not attend the luncheon, and the award was accepted on his behalf by a friend and coworker, Jill LaRosa. Jon Rainbolt's heart for all children has been displayed through his advocacy throughout Arkansas and beyond. CEC sincerely thanks Jon for his time, efforts, and dedication.


Jill LaRosa accepting
                award for Jon


Submit memorials or notes of appreciation to mcrider@southsidebb.org to honor the dedicated efforts of Arkansas educators.