• 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: 

    (these dates are tentative and subject to change)

     October  4, 2019
    • Grant Writing & Budget Development 
    • Getting started as a New Administrator
    • Setting goals (Personal & Departmental)
    • Getting Help, Who's Who, What's Due When 
     December  8, 2019
    • Evaluation, Supervision, Recruitment & Retention
    • Technology Applications (Office & Instructional) 
     January 10, 2020  
    • Special Education & Hot Legal Issues 
    • Case Law 
    • Mediation & Due Process
    • Complaint Investigation 
     February 28, 2020
    • Special Education Procedures, IDEA & Best Practices
    • The Monitoring Process
    • Extraordinary Aid
     April 3, 2020          
    • Parent, School Board, & Community Relations
    • Lessons Learned & Moving Forward



    The application is due by September 27, 2019.  If you know someone who would benefit from this initiative, please share this information.  The application package can be found in the link to the left, Cohort Downloadable Forms. 
Last Modified on January 7, 2020