• This cohort experience is designed to provide special services administrators with the skills and knowledge that are critical to success in their challenging and complex positions.  Applications are welcome from educators who have either obtained or are in the process of obtaining appropriate certification(s) and who either wish to expand upon the skills and experiences gained from their initial months in the position or anticipate serving in a position with school-wide or district-wide responsibility for special programs and services.

    Participants attend five (5) full day training sessions scheduled throughout the school year.  All sessions are led by a group of directors with extensive administrative experience and demonstrated skill in dealing with special education issues.  Topics of each session are planned to coincide with the needs of new administrators:

     October 2017
    • Grant Writing & Budget Development 
    • Getting started as a New Administrator
    • Setting goals (Personal & Departmental)
    • Getting Help, Who's Who, What's Due When 
     December 2017
    • Evaluation, Supervision, Recruitment & Retention
    • Technology Applications (Office & Instructional) 
     January 2018    
    • Special Education & Hot Legal Issues 
    • Case Law 
    • Mediation & Due Process
    • Complaint Investigation 
     March 2018
    • Special Education Procedures & Best Practices
    • The Monitoring Process
     April 2018               
    • Parent, School Board, & Community Relations
    • Lessons Learned & Moving Forward



    The application is due by September 15, 2017.  If you know someone who would benefit from this initiative, please share this information.
Last Modified on November 2, 2017