The Bureau of Special Education Welcomes Sean Cronin and Alycia Trakas.

In October, the Bureau of Special Education welcomed two new members of the team.  

Sean Cronin joined the Bureau of Special Education on October 12, 2018 as an Associate Education Consultant within the Due Process Unit.  Sean is providing technical assistance, complaint resolution and general special education support for school districts and parents.

Sean comes to the Bureau with past knowledge and experience from his previous role as an Assistant Child Advocate at the Office of the Child Advocate (OCA).  Prior to his work at OCA, he was the program manager for the Intensive Outpatient / Partial Hospitalization Programs at UCONN Health as well as the program manager for continuing care at Western CT Mental Health Authority in Waterbury (DMHAS).  Sean has been working with children and adults with disabilities for over 20 years. 

Alycia Trakas began her work at the Bureau on October 26, 2018 as an Education Consultant within the Program Improvement Unit.  In addition to general special education support for school districts and parents, her primary responsibilities include Specific Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia; Secondary Transition, Post-School Outcomes, and Graduation and Dropout.

Alycia comes to the Bureau with a wealth of knowledge and experience from her previous role as a School Principal and Assistant Superintendent of Schools and as an Interventionist/Teacher.  She has worked in the field of education for almost 15 years. 

Please join the Bureau in welcoming Sean and Alycia!


Welcome to Two New Members of our Bureau!

Please join us in welcoming Donald Briere and Thomas Boudreau to the Bureau of Special Education.

Don was a welcomed addition to the Bureau beginning in May 2012. His primary responsibilities currently include the Bureau’s work related to the State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  Don came to us from the University of Connecticut Center for Behavior Education Research (CBER).

We welcomed Tom to the Bureau this past July. His primary assignments include the Bureau’s work related to Autism Spectrum Disorder, Assistive Technology, and Traumatic Brain Injury. Prior to arriving at the Bureau, Tom spent many years at Oak Hill/CIB and DDS.

Please say hello to these new and veteran consultants when we have an opportunity to see you at the upcoming 9th Annual Bureau of Special of Education Back to School Meeting on September 19th