- Director of Special Education and Pupil Services. (a) Except as specified under par. (b), a director of special education and pupil services license is required of a person to administer a special education program or a pupil services program, or both. For a license under this subsection, the applicant shall have completed an approved program leading to licensure as a director of special education and pupil services. (b) Persons who hold a current special education supervisor-level A license may be issued a license under this subsection. PI 34.32 (5), Wisconsin Administrative Code.
The special education leadership staff person who holds a current 80 or 81 license is the primary contact for the DPI Special Education Team. When an LEA does not employ an individual with an 80 or 81 license, the responsible staff person is the district administrator.
The department provides additional support to special education leadership personnel through the WI Regional Service Network (RSN) - an alliance of CESA special educators who promote continuous school improvement to support full educational opportunities for children and youth with disabilities.
Changes to the special education leadership directory should be reported to Kathy Trotta, Special Education Team, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include director's name, address, telephone, fax, and email information.
For questions about this information, contact Suzan Van Beaver (608) 267-9168.
2012 Academy for New Special Education Leadership
To support you as you strive to meet the challenges of your new position, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Special Education Team and the Wisconsin Council of Administrators of Special Services (WCASS) invite you to a two day Academy for New Special Education Leadership at the Courtyard by Marriott East, 2502 Crossroads Drive, Madison, WI. State rates are available at $70 per day.
This training opportunity is for Directors of Special Education, Special Education Coordinators or Designees who are in their 1st or 2nd year in that position.
The sessions will address a variety of procedural, fiscal and other relevant topics presented by DPI staff and WCASS members. More details to follow.
- Response to Intervention and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: One Multi-Level System of Support
- Wisconsin Early Childhood Indicators
- No Handout
- Significant Disproportionality
- Guiding Questions: Differentiating Disordered Behavior from Cultural Mismatch
- Monitoring Procedural Compliance: Special Education Requirements
- 2011 Wisconsin Act 125 - Seclusion and Physical Restraint
- Private Schools
- Specific Learning Disability Rule Overview
- Introduction to Special Education Funding
- Results-Driven Accountability in Special Education Summary
- Indicator 13
- 2011 Wisconsin Statewide Indicator 14 Data for 2009-2010 Exiters
- Wisconsin Post High School Outcomes Survey (WPHSOS) Brochure
- Wisconsin Post High School Outcomes Survey (WPHSOS)/Indicator 14 - District Data Collection and Reporting Responsibilities
- Dispute Resolution System
- Legal Resources
- Legal Update
- Procedural Compliance Workgroup
- Indicator 8 Guide
- Family Resources
- Wisconsin Parent Leadership Hub Product Order Form
- Disproportionality and CREATE
- Community Options for Families
For questions regarding the content of the Academy for New Directors of Special Education, please contact Teresa Goodier (608) 267-2947.