Graduation and High School Exiting Credentials in New York State

Graduation and High School Exiting Credentials in New York State  1 hour 29 minutes
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Joanne LaCrosse

Joanne LaCrosse
NYSED, Director of Special Education Services

Joanne LaCrosse has worked in the Office of Special Education (OSE) at the New York State Education Department (NYSED) since 2001. As NYSED’s Director of Special Education Services, she is responsible for overseeing Statewide policy development and implementation, dispute resolution, technical assistance, compliance monitoring and school improvement activities to ensure that New York State is prepared to meet the needs of students with disabilities ages 3 through 21. She is currently working with the Assistant Commissioner and OSE’s management team and staff to ensure provision of services consistent with NYSED’s Blueprint for Improved Results for Students with Disabilities, with a renewed focus on districts that have not met requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

She previously served as Chief of Special Education Services, Coordinator of Special Education Policy and Professional Development, Special Education Policy Supervisor and Associate in the Program Development and Support Services Unit. In these roles, Joanne was responsible for ensuring regulations, policies and guidance specific to the education of students with disabilities ages 3-21 were developed consistent with State and federal legislation; facilitating the redesign of NYSED’s technical assistance network; managing preschool special education program approvals; overseeing dispute resolution processes; and implementing accountability requirements under IDEA. Joanne is a former director of special education and special education teacher.

NYDBC is very pleased to welcome Joanne back to present to families and professionals on such a critical topic.

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