Liberty Central School District’s Director of Student Services Dr. Kathleen Bressler has been selected to participate as a stakeholder on the New York State Education Department (NYSED) latest advisory committee on educational policy affecting equity in special education. Its Office of Special Education (OSE) is considering revisions to its current methodology for identifying when districts are significantly disproportionate by race or ethnicity and selected Dr. Bressler as an influential and guiding resource.
At Liberty, Dr. Bressler leads the charge in ensuring that students with disabilities reach the State’s learning standards. Among other things, she helps us:
- develop and implement an individualized education program (IEP) which includes annual goals based on information about a student’s strengths, needs and present levels of performance;
- ensure that recommended supports and services are provided to meet a student’s needs and to assist the student to be successful in the general education curriculum to meet grade level standards; and
- ensure that teachers, including special education teachers and support personnel, are knowledgeable about the curriculum the school is using to implement the new standards and are prepared and qualified to deliver high-quality, evidence-based specially designed instruction and support services.
The district would like to commend Dr. Bressler on this esteemed invitation and for being a champion for our students at Liberty Central School District.