VCSEA and VPA are bringing Jennifer Abrams to Vermont to present HAVING HARD  CONVERSATIONS and SWIMMING IN THE DEEP END  on February 3rd and 4th (2020).  

Jennifer has been invited to keynote, facilitate and coach at schools and conferences worldwide  and is honored to have been named one of the “18 Women All K-12 Educators Should Know” by Education Week’s “Finding Common Ground” blog. More about Jennifer’s work can be found at her website, and on twitter @jenniferabrams

    • Monday, February 3rdHard Conversations & Tuesday, February 4thSwimming in the Deep End. 
    • Attend both for a reduced price.
    • The two day event will take place at Delta by Mariott (formerly Trader Dukes) in South Burlington.
    • For more information and to register, go to the VPA site here

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

There is plenty of free parking onsite.

Registration is now CLOSED.


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The Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators (VCSEA) is pleased to announce the annual New Leader Academy.  The Academy is a professional development program supporting special education administrators who are new to the field of administration. The Academy uses a cohort model and provides academic and practical instruction in an array of skill and knowledge areas important to success as a special education administrator.  The cohort model ensures that participants have the opportunity to share experience, expertise and support in a collegial model.


JULY 15th and 16th  - Full Day Sessions 

Location:  Montpelier High School CAFETERIA


Monthly classes from 9:00-12:00 AM 

Location: 2 Prospect Street, Montpelier

OCT 10
NOV 14
FEB 13

Registration is open to new and aspiring special education administrators.  Program enrollment is limited to 20; if space is available, additional registrants who are not currently in an administrative role will be considered upon recommendation from current administrators.  The fee for participants to cover food and any cost of presenters is $900.00.

The Academy is co-taught by Meagan Roy (CVSD Director of Student Support Services) and Mary Lundeen (Montpelier Roxbury Director of Student Support Services).  Academy instructors and presenters will be Vermont educational leaders with extensive expertise and experience in the specific content areas.  In addition, the VT Agency of Education collaborates with VCSEA to present and co-facilitate a number of Academy topics.

Questions?  Please contact:

Meagan Roy: OR

Mary Lundeen:



Adverse Effect Webinar


Shannon Newell - Assistant Professor of Psychological Services Castleton State College

Donarae Dawson - Director of Student Services Washington West Supervisory Union


$50.00 per SU/SD to download

The Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators
2 Prospect St., Suite 5
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

** Click here for the VCSEA Registration, Payment and Cancellation Policy regarding professional development opportunities through VCSEA.