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New Spring Event: MTSS Systems Planning w/ Jen Patenaude

MTSS: Getting To Effective & Efficient Daily Implementation

The VT-HEC is announcing a new offering focused on the Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) titled, MTSS “Ground Level” Systems Planning led by Jen Patenaude.  The new offering is planned for May 2nd & 3rd at the Hampton Inn in Colchester, VT.

This event is being designed to support school teams as they develop plans to improve their MTSS and implement those plans in the coming new school year. Special team rates and an option for additional support over the summer will also be offered.

We are very pleased that Jen Patenaude, one of Vermont’s most popular and expert presenters in the area of special education and MTSS, has agreed to develop this offering specifically to help teams assess their systems and lay out plans to improve their: service delivery model, operation of their Education Support Teams, coordination of services, use of assessment data, scheduling, etc.

Details and flyers will be available soon at vt-hec.org – attendance will be limited.

Dennis has been the Director of the the VT-HEC since it was founded in 2000. He spent 16 years at the VT-DOE as Director of teams with various names that included: special education, Title I, health and wellness and other family and education support services. Prior to that Dennis worked at the Barre Town School (VT) starting as a special educator and serving many years as the Director of Student Support Services. He also spent 6 years as a classroom teacher grades 5-8 in NJ.

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