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VDOE's Aspiring Special Education Leaders Academy Celebrates 10th Anniversary
VDOE's Aspiring Special Education Leaders Academy is celebrating its 10th anniversary of improving outcomes for students with disabilities by strengthening special education leadership. Participants in all 10 academy cohorts gathered in Richmond in May to mark the anniversary of this VDOE initiative.
The Aspiring Special Education Leaders Academy is designed for educators who aspire to be in a leadership position and who are not currently a special education director. Individuals must be nominated and complete an application to be considered for selection into this Academy.
The Academy is a program established to assist school divisions and state-operated programs with succession planning and is designed to help prepare potential leaders for future administrative positions in special education.
This is a year-long program that will include workshops, seminars, observations, assignments and field experiences. Participants will have opportunities to gain knowledge, skills and experiences that will help them excel in positions of special education leadership.
2018-2019 Academy for Aspiring Special Education LeadersNominations for the Aspiring Special Education Leaders Academy will be accepted through April 20, 2018.
- Superintendent's Memo 038-18
- Application for the Aspiring Special Education Leaders Academy-This is a Word document.
- Recommendation Form-This is a Word document.
The New Special Education Directors Academy offers seminars throughout the year addressing relevant topics in-depth for new directors. A new special education director is defined as one who is new to their position and has not been a special education director in another location or was new after last year’s Academy. The Academy includes information on a variety of topics including state and federal data collection and reporting procedures, annual plans, changes to policies and regulations, Standards of Learning (SOL) instructional resources, as well as the use of assigned mentors. The Academy is announced in a Superintendent's Memo during the summer. For more information contact the Office of Special Education Instructional Services at email: firstname.lastname@example.org .