Administrator Mentoring Program (AMP)
For New Special Education Directors
MO-CASE seeks to continuously increase and improve services to its members and supporters. The MO-CASE Board especially understands the challenges of new special education administrators as they assume important leadership responsibilities within their school districts. In accordance with this effort and understanding, MO-CASE partnered with DESE in August 2009 to manage the AMP program for new special education directors.
Once registered, MO-CASE will then pair the new special education administrator with a veteran special education administrator as a mentor. (Note: If the new administrator wishes to request a specific mentor, s/he should specify their information in the section provided on the registration form. MO-CASE will make every effort to place the mentee with their preferred mentor.)
The new special education administrator is responsible for obtaining the school district’s superintendent’s approval before the mentoring program can begin. Ten (10) hours of contact per year is required between the mentor and the new special education administrator, for a two (2) year period. A log of such time must be completed and turned in to MO-CASE for the mentor to receive the stipend. This contact time must be completed by April 30 of both years.
The new special education administrator should log all contact hours with their mentor in support of certification renewal. Mentor/mentee roundtables/breakfast/sessions will be provided at the Special Education Administrators Conference in September and the MO-CASE Spring Collaborative Conference. These sessions will focus on timely issues and leadership and should be attended by the mentor and mentee.
Successful special education administrators in various regions will be asked to serve as mentors.
There will be no cost to the Mentee school district.
If you have any questions regarding the Mentoring Program, please visit our website at http://www.mo-case.org/AMP. Copies of all program documents, forms, and instructions will also be listed on the website. You may also contact our office at 573-644-7804 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Missouri Council of Administrators of Special Education
3550 Amazonas Dr.
Jefferson City, Missouri 65109
P.O. Box 14707
Springfield, MO 65814