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
December 1 Special Education Discipline 101: Just the Basics (Virtual Training)
December 3 Developing Standards-Based IEPs Linked to Missouri Learning Standards - CANCELED
December 6 Tiered ABA Service Delivery - CANCELED
December 8 Special Education Discipline 102: Beyond the Basics
December 14 Special Education Compliance Connection: Doniphan
December 15 Special Education Compliance Connection: Pemiscot County Special School District
December 16 Special Education Compliance Connection: Southeast RPDC, Cape Girardeau
January 7 Transition Academy-Planning for a Bright Future (1 of 2)
January 10 Components of Effective Literacy (1 of 3)
January 14 Transition Academy-Planning for a Bright Future (2 of 2)
February 25 Components of Effective Literacy (2 of 3)
March 10 Building Tools for Self-Regulation
March 22 Components of Effective Literacy (3 of 3)


Susan Hekmat  
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