DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 032
February 8, 2008
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Application for Technical Support for Special Education Directors/ECSE Coordinators/Preschool Program Directors-Coordinators on Promoting Inclusive Placement Opportunities for Preschoolers(IPOP)
The Virginia Department of Education's Training and Technical Assistance Centers (T/TACs) in each of the superintendents' eight regions are accepting applications for technical assistance for developing a division/community team to implement inclusive preschool opportunities. This is an ongoing statewide initiative to support a continuum of inclusive options for preschoolers with disabilities. The purpose of the initiative is to increase opportunities for children with disabilities to be included in settings with children without disabilities in the school divisions' preschool programs and in their community preschools.
The IPOP initiative continues to support community teams in obtaining long-term technical assistance from their regional T/TACs to support the initial development or the expansion of inclusive options. At least one division in each region will have the opportunity of participating in this initiative.
division/community teams need to complete the attached application and return
it to their superintendent's regional T/TAC for consideration. Applications are
This information is also being provided via a memorandum to special education directors and preschool program directors.
For further information, please contact Phyllis Mondak, educational specialist, Office of Special Education Instructional Services, at Phyllis.Mondak@doe.virginia.gov or at (804)225-2675. You may also contact your regional T/TAC. Contact person and phone numbers are listed below.
Regions 1 & 8 Regions 2 & 3
VDOE T/TAC at VCU VDOE T/TAC at JMU
Sandy Wilberger Linda Ingleson
Sue Palko 888-249-5529
(804)828-6947 TDD: 757-683-5963
Region 4 VDOE T/TAC at JMU
VDOE T/TAC at GMU Cheryl Henderson
Lynn Wiley Dianne Koontz-Lowman
Kris Ganley 888-205-4824
703-993-4496 TDD: 540-568-7839
Regions 6 & 7
VDOE T/TAC at VT