The Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators has been active in educational leadership across Vermont for over 35 years. The organization has supported Special Education Administrators and other special education leaders, and worked closely and collaboratively with Superintendents, Principals, the Agency of Education, family support organizations and many other state organizations throughout the years. We stay abreast of legislative issues at both the state and federal levels. Our collaboration with our national organization, CASE (Council of Administrators of Special Educators a subdivision of the Council for Exceptional Children), continues to broaden our perspective and inform us on the national level. Our goal is to provide leadership, support, collegiality and mentoring to all those who teach and lead in education and special education in Vermont. We are honored to be a part of a state that invests in all of our children for the future of our state. 




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VCSEA Agency of Education (AOE) Workday: Who’s Who, the New MTSS Field Guide and Other Updates for the 2019-20 School Year
Thursday, September 26th, 2019, 9 to 3
Registration begins at 8:30.

Kick off the 2019-20 school year by spending a day with new and returning AOE staff.  Review the current AOE organizational chart, learn who is currently in what role and hear about key areas of focus for the 2019-20 school year.   The day will start with a panel including Chris Case, Director of the Student Support Services Division; Jacqui Kelleher, Vermont State Special Education Director; and AOE staff working on Title 1, special education finance, early education, and more.  There will also be information on the new monitoring system and AOE’s role in supporting SUs/SDs during this school year.  AOE Secretary Dan French will provide a keynote address during lunch, and the afternoon will include a presentation on the new MTSS Field Guide set to be released in mid-September.  Act 173 updates will be included throughout the day.   The audience includes VCSEA members as well as other SU/SD leadership team members.  There will be an opportunity to send questions in advance so the day is most relevant to attendees.   

Cost (includes lunch)
VCSEA member - $115
Non-member - $125
VCSEA member plus one non-member (2 people)  - $225

Location -  The Barre Granite Museum, 7 Jones Brothers Way, Barre, VT 05641 -- just off of 302

There is plenty of free parking onsite.




Please go to our EVENTS page to register for
NEW LEADER ACADEMY 2019 - 2020.


Congratulations to Melinda Schmalz
for being chosen the 2019 Golden Apple Award winner.


Melinda's outstanding work as an Early Childhood Special Educator has
inspired her colleagues and students alike. We are proud to make this
award to her.

And congratulations to the Barre Supervisory Union for finding and
nurturing excellence. Please find the press release here.

Congratulations also to Shirley Carlson
for being chosen the 2019 Gail Lynk Special Education Award winner.

Lynn Cota, Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union Superintendent, called her “a true champion for children.” We are very proud to confer this award on her. Please find the press release here.






Executive Board Meeting Dates 2019-2020

The board meetings are scheduled to take place on the following dates: 
  • Sept 27
  • Oct 25
  • Nov 22
  • No meeting in December
  • Jan 24
  • (the remainder of the dates are forthcoming)