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.
2015-2016 Academy for Aspiring Special Education Leaders
Nominations for the Aspiring Special Education Leaders Academy will be accepted through April 17, 2015
- Superintendent's Memo 023-15
- Application for the Aspiring Special Education Leaders Academy (Word)
- Recommendation Form (Word)
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.
2014-2015 Academy for New Special Education Directors
The yearlong academy will include four two-day workshops in Richmond. The workshops will be held September 9-10, 2014; October 28-29, 2014; January 6-7, 2015; and March 10-11, 2015. See Superintendent's Memo #159-14.