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. 


2018-2019 VCSEA Membership Signup 
Period Has Closed 
If you are still interested in membership, please send an email to Traci Sawyers: tsawyers@vcsea.net




The 2019 Award Nominations are Now Open !


Please click here to access the nomination form for the

Golden Apple Award (both individual and team).


The Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators (VCSEA) is pleased to sponsor our annual Golden Apple Award. The Golden Apple is presented each spring to an individual or team who, through professionalism and advocacy for students with disabilities:  

    • Focuses on student strengths in the development of programs or activities that maximize students’ potential, 
    • Actively creates opportunities for students with disabilities to be fully engaged as members of the school community, 
    • Participates and contributes to a collaborative team process, 
    • Demonstrates resourcefulness in meeting student needs, and  
    • Demonstrates compassion and respect for students, family members and all members of the school community. 

While the Golden Apple is an educational award, this award is not restricted to educators.

The award will be presented in your Supervisory Union/Supervisory District to the recipient at a mutually convenient time by representatives of the VCSEA Board of Directors and the nominator.  


Please click here to access the nomination form for the

Gail Lynk Special Administrator of the Year Award.


Gail Lynk was a special education administrator for many years in Addison Northwest Supervisory Union.  She had a tremendous, long lasting, positive impact on the students, families and professionals she worked with before her death.  


Each year, Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators recognizes and celebrates the achievements of a Vermont Special Education Administrator through the presentation of the Gail Lynk Administrator of the Year Award. This award recognizes exemplary effort and achievement on behalf of Vermont children with special needs.  This award is presented by VCSEA to a Special Education Administrator who demonstrates the pursuit of excellence in the field of Special Education.


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Executive Board Meeting Dates 2018-2019

The board meetings are scheduled to take place on the following dates: 
  • August 31
  • September 28
  • October 26
  • November 30
  • January 25
  • February 22
  • March 28
  • April 26
  • May 15
  • June 28




Save the Dates!

VCSEA Professional Development Events Through 
March 2019

For more information, go to our Events page!