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Leadership Initiative

SERC's Leadership Initiative

Leadership Initiative


The goal of the Leadership Initiative is to provide professional development opportunities that assist leaders across educational disciplines in improving student achievement, including students with disabilities. Through a variety of interactive sessions with job-embedded, reflective opportunities, educational leaders engage with their peers to collaboratively examine relevant issues.

Enhancing Instructional Programs Within Schools:

Training in Special Education Administration for Principals and Other Administrators: comprehensive seven-day training program focused on special education administration. It involves specific competencies in systems change and the unification of special and general education as per Connecticut's Standards for School Leaders. The program combines interactive seminars with job-embedded reflection to assist participants with application and utilization of information in educational practice. The Connecticut State Department of Education has agreed to accept full participation in all sessions and documentation of post-activity application as fulfillment of the 36 clock-hour special education certification requirement.

Bureau of Special Education/ConnCase Leadership Forums:

Designed to facilitate dialogue between special education administrators and representatives of the Connecticut State Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education and Pupil Services, on current issues in special education. Other similar programs also address relevant topics in special education for all administrators.

Coming Up!

For a list of our upcoming professional learning opportunities please click here.

Contact Us

For further information or additional resources, please contact:

  • Stephen Proffitt: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Educational Consultant, SERC (860) 632-1485 ext.322
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