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2022 Orientation for New (and Near-New) Directors of Special Education 

The 2022 Orientation for New (and Near-New) Directors of Special Education (NDO) will be held in person on August 29th, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at 1560 Broadway, in the 19th-floor conference room. This meeting is for new and near-new directors of special education and will cover information regarding fiscal responsibilities, legal issues, dispute resolution, general supervision and monitoring, and much more. Registration will close on August 15th. For more information email Mary Gomez, at gomez_m@cde.state.co.us, or Frances Woolery-Jones, at woolery-jones_f@cde.state.co.us

Training Date & Time

  • August 29, 2022 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration 

Registration link was provided by email to eligible participants on July 28, 2022.

For registration questions please contact Suzy Shotts at shotts_s@cde.state.co.us.

Registration will close on August 15, 2022.

Accommodation Notice

Requested ADA Accommodations are due by August 15th. Accommodations requested after this time cannot be guaranteed.

If you have registered and are then unable to attend the event, we ask for at least a 72-hour notice of cancellation, so that CDE can be proactive with cancelling requested accommodation services ahead of the training.

Agenda Topics

  •  Meet State Special Education Director Dr. Paul Foster
  • Overview of the Mentor Project
  • IDEA B End of Year Budget and Project Narrative Amendment
  • Identity Management AnLar/DMS, Certifying the End of Year Student and Discipline reports
  •  Navigating the CDE/ESSU Website
  •  Indicator 14
  • Personnel Compliance.

Lunch Connect Meetings

Please mark your calendars to attend the monthly Lunch Connect meetings. These virtual opportunities are for group members to ask questions, stay up to date on various topics and network with each other. 

Lunch Connect Dates

Lunch Connect meetings are scheduled for 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM on the following dates: 

  • September 23, 2022
  • October 21, 2022
  • November 18, 2022
  • January 13, 2023
  • February 17, 2023
  • March 17, 2023
  • April 21, 2023 
  • May 12, 2023 

Participation certificates that can be used for licensure recertification will be issued.

Meeting Link

This meeting is closed to new near-new Directors of Special Education. For more information email Mary Gomez, at gomez_m@cde.state.co.us, or Frances Woolery-Jones, at woolery-jones_f@cde.state.co.us


Helpful Links for the School Year 


Mentor Contact

Please be aware that although a New / Nearly New Special Director is welcome and encouraged to participate in the Orientation for New (and Near-New) Directors of Special Education and the Lunch Connect Meetings, only the AU Special Education Director of Record is assigned a CDE Mentor through the CDE Mentor Project. 

Frances Woolery-Jones
Woolery-Jones@cde.state.co.us


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