“Regional Chats” with the Bureau of Special Education’s Bureau Chief, Dr. Isabelina Rodriguez

With a focus on “Evolving Relationships that Work for Kids”, special education directors are invited to chat with Dr. Isabelina Rodriguez during a series of six sessions around the state designed to foster an open dialogue and address topics important to the field. With the first session scheduled for November 20th and the final session for June 17th, Dr. Rodriguez plans to discuss topics such as:

  • Partnerships Aligned with State Regulations and New Laws,
  • Building Capacity of General Education Administrators,
  • Working with Families in the Places Where They Live,
  • Creating Advocacy Opportunities for Students with Disabilities within Boards of Education and Central Office,
  • Working Together to Racially, Culturally, and Linguistically Diversify Our Special Education, and
  • Director’s Workforce, and Developing Community Partners.

For a complete list of sessions, locations and times, please see the following link:

Regional Chats with the Bureau Chief



New Special Education Bureau Chief, Dr. Isabelina Rodriguez Offers a Note of Introduction

Wrapping up her second month in the position of Special Education Bureau Chief, Dr. Isabelina Rodriguez makes introduction to the field and offers some recently created guidance on Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE) and a Kindergarten Option. Visit the links below to review her introduction and the important guidance documents.

New Special Education Bureau Chief Introduction

Independent Educational Evaluation Guidance Memorandum

Kindergarten Option