Special Education Administrator Institute: New Directors

Special Education Administrator Institute: New Directors

The New Directors of Special Education Institute is a great opportunity for Directors of Special Education, Student Service Directors, Private Provider Directors and Building Level Coordinators who are new to their roles! Join a community of colleagues from throughout NH in an interactive, practical problem-solving professional learning experience that will strengthen your skills as a leader in the field of special education. This Institute provides a year-long experience that exposes participants to leadership development, strengthening proactive managmene3t and leadership skills to implement a responsive and legally compliance special education service delivery system. Attendees will meet and interact throughout the year with experienced administrators who will serve as a resource to the Institute, additionally participants will meet fellow new Directors and create lasting professional bonds and networking. Throughout the NHASEA New Directors Institute, significant time is dedicated to discussion, problem solving and networking with colleagues from across the state.

Because navigating the role and substantial responsibilities of Special Education Administration is a highly complex and political undertaking, NHASEA weaves three (3) strands into the New Directors Institute. These strands, noted below, are designed to develop and strengthen leadership and management skills while staying up to date on best practices and compliance.

  • Leadership: Strengthening administrative leadership to improve teaching and learning and get the most out of your staff.
  • Nuts and Bolts: Efficient operational and compliance oversight to improve outcomes of students with IEP’s and protect the rights of students and their families.
  • Problems of Practice: Discussion, problem solving and networking related to the day-to-day challenges faced by new directors of special education.

The Syllabus for the year-long Institute includes content on a variety of topics with the following intended outcomes:

  • Increase knowledge and building of skills in content areas such as leadership, fiscal administration of budgets, state and federal grants, data collection and analysis, staff recruitment, retention and development, special education program development and more.
  • Learn about special education compliance including updates on relevant rules, laws and regulations along with implementation and monitoring at the local level.
  • Develop and apply strategies that lead to strong organizational systems that improve learning results for all students, including those with disabilities.
  • Network and Problem Solve with New Directors from throughout the state.

This unique year-long professional development experience not only provides leadership development, it combines NHASEA’s resources and understanding of state and national special education issues and trends with a customized opportunity for New Directors. Join NHASEA and New Directors of Special Education as we strengthen their leadership roles as advocates for improved services, programs and outcomes for students with disabilities at the local and state levels.



Jane Bergeron-Beaulieu, Executive Director NHASEA

Other Presenters to be determined



$900.00 NHASEA Member / $950.00 Non-Member


Session Times:

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Location:There will be a mixture of In-Person and Remote Sessions. In-Person sessions will take place at NHASEA Office, 25 Triangle Park Drive, Concord, NH.  Based on any developing COVID-19 restrictions NHASEA reserves the right to pivot all professional learning opportunities to a remote platform.


Session Dates:                                                                    

September 21, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – In-Person

October 19, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – In-Person

November 16, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – In-Person

December 7, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Via Zoom

January 18, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Via Zoom

February 15 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Via Zoom

April 12, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – In-Person

May 17 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – In-Person

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Non-Member: $950.00
Member: $900.00