OAPSA Community of Practice

The Ohio Department of Education and Workforce developed Each Child Means Each Child, a plan to improve learning experiences and outcomes for students with disabilities. One of Each Child Means Each Child’s primary focus areas is professional learning to build educators’ and systemwide capacity. Furthermore, the Department is actively recruiting and retaining special education administrators in Ohio as shortages persist for those qualified to serve in this role. Providing high-quality professional learning opportunities will support and inspire special education administrators in their positions. The Department is committed to recognizing and responding to the needs of special education administrators as these professionals are critical to the success of Ohio’s students. 

OAPSA has received a grant to develop a Community of Practice designed to provide activities to build the capacity of knowledge and resources for new administrators which will build confidence and retention within the positions of Special Education Administration.  

Thanks to this Community of Practice Grant, OAPSA is able to offer the following:

  • Free OAPSA membership through June 30, 2024 for Special Education/Student Service Administrators who are not members of OAPSA, and who have not been a member in the past 3 years. 
  • Opportunity to have cost of registration for the January 19th Virtual Conference paid for due to a family or district hardship.
  • Pay conference costs for the rest of the 2023-2024 school year for members currently participating in OAPSA's Mentoring & Support Program.  
Click the link to the left "Request for Assistance with OAPSA Conference Registration Cost"
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