Special Education Leadership Conference

Changes in Regional Special Education Leadership Summit Dates:

The Office for Exceptional Children's Regional Special Education Leadership Summits planned for October 2016 are being moved until after the first of the year. Please be on the lookout for information regarding the dates for the Summits, as well as additional event details! 

We hope the 2016-2017 school year is off to a positive start and we thank you for your great work on behalf of students with disabilities in the State of Ohio. We look forward to providing the field with important information and special education updates after the New Year!

previous Special Education Leadership Conferences

2015: Literacy Instruction - Addressing the Needs of Diverse Learners

2014: Catalyst for Change

2013: Achieving Balance - Leading Improvement for Children with Disabilities While Managing Compliance

2012: Closing the Achievement Gap - Show Me What Works to Improve Reading, Math and Behavior Results for Children with Disabilities

2011: Charting a Course for Improvement Strategies That Work

2010: Inclusion Works

2009: Together We Can Improve Results for Exceptional Children

Kathe Shelby Leadership Award

honoring Outstanding Special Education Leaders in Ohio

Each year the Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children (OEC), honors a current outstanding special education leader from nominations submitted by school districts, higher education institutions, educational organizations, individuals and groups from across Ohio. This award is named in memory of Dr. Kathe Shelby who served as OEC’s Director from 2008-2011. Kathe’s selfless ability to serve all of Ohio’s children with grace, passion, perseverance and courage was second to none. She led by example and had the courage to do the right thing even when it was not popular. She saw each problem as a challenge, each appropriate solution as a goal accomplished and celebrated victories with passion and humor along the way. As a leader, she was a true advocate for all children with disabilities. 

2016 nominations for the Kathe Shelby Leadership Award are open now through 5 pm on Thursday, June 30, 2016. The nomination package outlines the criteria and the process for nomination and submission. Please speak with your colleagues to determine who is deserving of this meaningful recognition. The external selection committee looks forward to receiving a rich pool of deserving nominees again this year. 

Previous Winners:

2015: Kevin Gorman

2014: Carol Huxhold, Mary Murray, Peggy Zimmerman and Shawna Benson

2013: Cathy Bregar and Janet Gillig

2012: April Siegel-Green

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