As the role of the County Offices of Education continues to evolve, this conference is dedicated to providing COE board members with the tools and information to empower them to be effective elected education leaders. This year’s sessions will address governance during challenging times, focusing on the unique responsibilities that differentiate county school board members from district board members. Be inspired as you leave with new ideas for serving students.

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Saturday, September 10 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Alignment of Special and General Education Systems for Improved Student Outcomes

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As the Legislature shifts the focus of differentiated assistance (DA) to prevention, county offices of education will have a greater responsibility for reducing the number of districts requiring intervention. Given that 70 percent of students with disabilities are also identified in one or more student groups identified for DA, aligning general and special education programs is imperative to improving student outcomes and thus avoiding DA. SMCOE leaders will share how their Center for Access and Engagement is helping districts align their general and special education programs to address all students’ academic and social-emotional needs.

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Nancy Magee

Superintendent, San Mateo COE
Serves as the elected San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools since 2018. Nancy has led San Mateo County’s COVID-19 response for schools, created the Coalition for Safe Schools and Communities, and is working to create a cradle-to-career system providing all youth from birth... Read More →
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Sarah Notch

Executive Director of Special Education and Instruction, San Mateo COE
Executive Director, Special Education & Instruction, with the San Mateo COE. Sarah has dedicated her career to working in the field of Special Education in many roles, including teacher, Behavior Specialist, Program Specialist, and district administrator.
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Beverly Gerard

Board Member, San Mateo COE
Board Trustee since 1989. Beverly's committee assignments include Interdistrict Attendance Appeal Subcommittee; Superintendent's Salary Subcommittee (Chair); SMCOE's Strategic Planning Process Subcommittee; and SMCOE LCAP Representative. In addition, she is a Past-President of the... Read More →
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Kris Carroll

Coordinator of Special Education and Instruction, San Mateo COE
Working with students and families for the last 30 years along the continuum of services for youth. Kris has worked in residential treatment facilities, public education, and in-home support, in various behavioral and mental health capacities, both in direct service and supervisory... Read More →

Saturday September 10, 2022 3:30pm - 4:45pm PDT
Regency 4-6