• Special Services Academy

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    The School of Education at Monmouth University is pleased to announce the third year of their Special Services Academy for special service directors, school psychologists, learning consultants, school social workers, and speech specialists.

    MISSION STATEMENT

    The purpose of the Special Services Academy is to create an opportunity for dialogue and an exchange of ideas and experiences for Directors of Special Services, Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultants, School Psychologists, School Social Workers, and Speech Language Specialists. Through collaboration with university administrators and faculty, the academy will provide professional learning communities that offer growth opportunities for members through sessions which focus on promoting reflective practice and positively impacting student and teacher learning. A network of support and resources for members will be established for developing new experiences.

    SPECIAL SERVICES ACADEMY STEERING COMMITTEE

    • Ms. Mary Brennan, Specialist Professor, Monmouth University
    • Dr. Wendy Harriott, Associate Professor, Monmouth University
    • Dr. Stacy Lauderdale, Assistant Professor, Monmouth University
    • Dr. Carol McArthur-Amedeo, Lecturer, Monmouth University
    • Ms. Bonnie Nelson, LDT-C, Ocean Township Schools
    • Dr. Lynn Romeo, Dean, School of Education, Monmouth University
    • Ms. Natalie Scarano, Special Education Supervisor, Woodbridge Township Schools
    • Ms. Diane Schrieks, Special Education Supervisor, Woodbridge Township Schools

    Special Services' Academy Members 2012-2013

    Bradley Beach Elementary School

    Eatontown Public Schools

    Edison Township Public Schools

    Fair Haven Public Schools

    Freehold Borough School District

    Freehold Township Elementary and Middle Schools

    Howell Township Public Schools

    Keansburg School District

    Keyport School District

    Little Egg Harbor School District

    Long Branch Public Schools

    Manalapan-Englishtown Regional Schools

    Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools

    Middlesex School District

    Monmouth-Ocean Education Services Commission

    Monmouth Regional High School District

    Ocean Township School District

    Point Pleasant Borough Schools

    Spotswood Public Schools

    H.W. Mountz Elementary School

    Stafford Township School District

    Woodbridge Township School District


    MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY 

    To become a member, please download our Special Services Academy Registration Form.

    The yearly fee for membership in the academy is $300. For additional information, contact The School of Education, Dean's Office, at 732-571-7518 or send an e-mail to lromeo@monmouth.edu.

     

    WORKSHOP INFORMATION

    The Academy will hold four workshops a year with topics on timely issues directly related to matters of interest to special services directors, school psychologists, learning consultants, school social workers, and speech specialists.

    UPCOMING 2013-2014 WORKSHOPS

    Session 1: Thursday, October 10, 2013

    Topic: Speech Therapy: Laws and Policies as Recommended by ASHA Related to Educational Services

    12 - 2 p.m.

    The Club - Rooms 107, 108, 109

    Session 2: Thursday, December 5, 2013

    Topic: Transition Services

    12 - 2 p.m.

    The Club - Rooms 107, 108, 109

    Session 3: Thursday, February 20, 2014

    Topic: Impact of New Assessments and Teacher Evaluation Systems on Special Education

    12 - 2 p.m.

    The Club - Rooms 107, 108, 109

    Session 4: Thursday, May 1, 2014

    Topic: English Language Learners and Special Education

    12 - 2 p.m.

    The Club - Rooms 107, 108, 109

    WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

    To register for our upcoming 2013-2014 workshops, please download our Workshop Registration Form.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    For more information regarding the Special Services Academy and its workshop series, please call 732-571-7518 or send e-mail to soespecialservicesacademy@monmouth.edu.

    Additional Information

    Press Releases

    PRESS RELEASE: Monmouth University School of Education Special Services Academy Begins its Third Year with "Speech Therapy: Laws and Policies as Recommended by ASHA Related to Educational Services"

    PRESS RELEASE: Monmouth University School of Education Special Services Academy Hosts "Transition Services" Presentation by ARC Representative, Maryann Antenucci

    PRESS RELEASE: Monmouth University Special Services Academy Session III: "Impact of New Assessments and Teacher Evaluation Systems on Special Education"