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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Introductions and Overview of the ESSU

Paul Foster, ESSU Executive Director

Overview of the 2019-2020 Mentor Project

Faye Gibson & ESSU Director Mentors, Jeanne Boice-Wiley, Marietta Sears & Frances Woolery-Jones


Fiscal Processes

Vicki Graham, Moira Blake & Kim Boylan

Special Education Data Reporting and Personnel Compliance

Lauren Rossini & Beth Nelson


General Supervision and Monitoring

Candace Hawkins, Kerry Whitmore, Heidi Derr, Orla Bolger & Alyssa Ohleyer

Parent Survey

Joyce Thiessen-Barret & Miki Imura

Thursday, August 13, 2020


Dispute Resolution

Brandon Edelman

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Mary Anne Fleury

Communications from and to the ESSU

Suzy Shotts

Introductions to PEAK

Pam Christy


  • About PEAK PPT (PDF) - coming soon! 

Helpful Links:

Introductions to the ALL Team

Tanni Anthony

Secondary Services Transition and Support

Gail Lott


Training / Talks / Office Hours:

CDE Link:


Child Find and Preschool Special Education & Results Matter/Preschool Outcomes

Heidi White & Tara Rhodes

Facility Schools

Judy Stirman

Overview of Directors' Handbook, Q&A from the Day

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