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MO-CASE is pleased to offer at least two conferences each year.  The Annual Fall Special Education Administrators Conference is held annually in September at Tan Tar A Resort in Osage Beach, MO.  

MO-CASE and Thomeczek & Brink, LLC will hold their Annual Spring Law  Conference/Distinguished Speaker's Series on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at the Holiday  Inn Executive Center in Columbia, MO.

MO-CASE is partnered with MASP, MO-CEC and the Thompson Center for our 3rd  Annual Spring Collaborative Conference on Evidence Based and High Leverage Practices. This conference will be held on March 6-7, 2018 at the Holiday Inn, Columbia MO! If you register for both the Spring Law and the Spring Collaborative Conferences, you will receive a $50 discount! 

Registrations are accepted on-line only!


The MO-CASE 42nd Annual Special Education Administrators' Fall Conference

September 22-24, 2019

Tan-Tar-A Resort

Lake Ozark, MO

Waynesville representing at MO-CASE 2018 Special Education Administrators Conference!

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, August 01, 2019
    • Saturday, July 31, 2021

    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 of 2009 to manage the AMP program for new special education directors.

    Beginning September 1, 2009, new special education administrators seeking a mentor will register for the AMP Program through MO-CASE. 

    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.)

    It is the new special education administrator’s responsibility to obtain 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 will be provided at the Special Education Administrators Conference in September and the MO-CASE Spring Law Conference. These sessions will focus on timely issues and leadership and should be attended by mentor and mentee.  DESE will provide program support as needed and be provided with mentoring data.

    Successful special education administrators in various regions will be asked to serve as mentors.

    Cost to the mentee’s school district for new special education administrators to enroll in the AMP program is $350 per year, for a total of $700. Upon receipt and approval of the initial AMP registration form, the mentee’s district will be invoiced for the cost of both years ($700) of the AMP.

    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 be listed on the website as well. You may also contact our office at 573/644-7804 or by emailing debbi.magnifico@mo-case.org.

    • Sunday, September 22, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Tuesday, September 24, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • TanTarA Resort

    The 2019 Special Education Administrators’ Conference will again open on Sunday afternoon with a Law Seminar beginning at 2:00 p.m.  Selected attorneys will present on legal issues and practical strategies for responding to legal challenges.  

    Following the Sunday Law Seminar, an Awards Banquet and Dinner will be from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. where all award winners and Charles Cummings Scholarship recipients will be honored.  

    Monday morning’s General Session will begin with dynamite Keynote Speaker, John O'Connor.  Directly following the General Session,  DESE will address multiple important topics. The General Session will conclude at 11:30 a.m. The afternoon will allow attendees opportunity to select from many quality breakout sessions.  The program provided for you features invited speakers and panel members from local school districts, DESE, colleges and universities and private practitioners.


    Monday, September 23, 2019

    John O'Connor

    John O'Connor has led school improvement initiatives at the state and local level during his 28 years in public education.  He started his career as a special education teacher serving students with orthopedic impariments in elementary and middle schools.  Since that time, he has held a variety of administrative positions.  For nine years while working at the Georgia Department of Education, he led state-wide initiatives to improve the achievement of students with disabilities.  He has also served in local districts as an Assistant Director for Special Education, Executive Director for Special Services, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services and Director for Interventions.  John has written four books, including his most recent, Great Instruction, Great Achievement for Students with Disabilities:  a Road Map for Special Education Administrators.  He has also co-written a textbook chapter, a desk guide and numerous articles.



    Tuesday, September 24, 2019

    Anastasia (Stacy) Kalamaros Skalski, Ph.D.

    Anastasia (Stacy) Kalamaros Skalski, Ph.D. is the Director of Professional Policy and Practice for the National Association of School Psychologists. In this capacity, she works collaboratively with national and state leaders, education and mental health professionals, and public officials to advocate for the alignment of research, policy, and practice at the state and federal level.  Her primary focus is on promoting high quality educational practices and student services, and comprehensive coordinated school-based mental health services.  Dr. Skalski has over 25 years of professional experience in the field of school psychology having previously served as the Coordinator of Mental Health Services for the Douglas County Schools (CO), as an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Colorado-Denver, and as a school psychologist practitioner for the Douglas County and Cherry Creek Schools (CO).

Contact us at:

Missouri Council of Administrators of Special Education (MO-CASE)

3550 Amazonas Drive

Jefferson City MO 65109

United States

Phone: (573) 644-7804     



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