Special education covers a wide range of services and supports provided by the school district to any eligible student with a disability. The provision of special education is firmly rooted in both state and federal regulations and mandates, as well as, guided by evidence-based practices. The special education process relies heavily on collaborative partnership between general education and special education staff and parents. Data based, team driven determinations guide the special education process from prereferral interventions all the way through the development and progress monitoring of an Individualized Education Program.

Workshops for All Educators (General and Special Education)

These workshops are designed for all educators: both general and special educators are invited to attend these trainings.

Date Workshop Topic
June 5 Turn Your Paras into Para Pros
August 1 Autism 101 Make & Take
August 2 Special Education 101: The Need to Know for New Special Education Teachers
September 13 MAP-A Professional Learning
September 19 Kennett Campus: MAP-A Professional Learning
October 11 and November 15 New to Special Education Academy
October 12 Special Education Tiered Monitoring: Cohort 1
October 23 Autism 101 Make & Take
November 29 and January 17 IDEAdministrator Team Training: What All Administrators Need to Know About Special Education

FBA & BIP: Understanding Challenging Behaviors and Planning for Success

(Southeast Missouri State University - University Center Ballroom)

Date Workshop Topic
September 21 Functional Behavior Assessment Tools and Templates
October 26 Behavior Support and Intervention Plans
November 30 Troubleshooting the FBA and BIP Process

Special Education Compliance Connection: SEMO

(Southeast Missouri State University - University Center, Redhawks Room)

Date Workshop Topic
October 19 Meeting 1
December 7 Meeting 2
February 14 Meeting 3
April 18 Meeting 4

Special Education Compliance Connection: North

(North St. Francois School District - Primary Building)

Date Workshop Topic
October 16 Meeting 1
December 6 Meeting 2
February 13 Meeting 3
April 17 Meeting 4

Special Education Compliance Connection: South

(Pemiscot County Career & Technical Center - Hayti, MO)

Date Workshop Topic
October 17 Meeting 1
December 5 Meeting 2
February 12 Meeting 3
April 16 Meeting 4


Berkley Rosenquist
Special Education Improvement Consultant
(573) 651-2718

Tiffiney Smith
Special Education Compliance Consultant
(573) 651-2621

Physical Address
920 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Mailing Address
One University Plaza MS 0120
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701