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What is MO-CASE?

MO-CASE is a subdivision of the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE), a division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). MO-CASE is dedicated to the professional development and support of administrators and supervisors of special education within Missouri's educational settings.

The purpose of MO-CASE is:

1. To promote professional leadership among special educators.

2. To promote the study of issues common to its members.

3. To communicate, through discussion and publications, information that will assist in the development of improved services for exceptional children in the State of Missouri.

4. To participate actively in the improvement and the expansion of special education programs in the State of Missouri.

MO-CASE provides supports and resources to all special education directors in Missouri. MO-CASE achieves it's goals through three activities.

1. Newsletter- MO-CASE publishes and distributes a quarterly newsletter that provides information on events and developments in the special education field.

2. Conferences- MO-CASE hosts the annual fall Special Education Administrators conference and the Winter Institute each year. MO-CASE also sponsors in conjunction with the Thomeczek Law Firm, a spring Law Conference/Distinguished Speakers Series.

3. Scholarships- MO-CASE maintains a scholarship fund, the Charles Cummings Scholarship. Each year, up to four $1000 scholaships will be awarded to people working on special education administration certification or degrees.


PRESIDENT: Dr. Vicki McNamara, Director of Special Services-Camdenton RII School District

PRESIDENT ELECT:  Dr. Ashley Krause, Associate Superintendent-Farmington School District

PAST PRESIDENT:  Carrie Turner, Director of Special Services-Grain Valley Schools

SECRETARY/TREASURER:  Dr. Cheri Fortney, Director K-12-Franklin County Special Education Cooperative

MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT CHAIR:  Missie Evert, Director of Special Services-Union R-XI School District



Emily Miller, Assistant Superintendent-Lee's Summit R-VII School District

Advocacy Chair:

Dr. Karla Arnold, Director, Exceptional Children-Kansas City Public Schools

AMP/New Directors Chair:

Jeanne Rothermel, Special Education Compliance Consultant-St. Louis RPDC

ECSE Chair:

Deb Crowder, Director of Early Childhood Special Education-Partners for Student Success, Special School District of St. Louis Co.

Communications Chair:

Dr. Leigh Gruber, Director of Student Services-Fort Osage School District

Professional Development Chair:

Marlena Walley, Director of Special Education-Raymore-Peculiar School District

Higher Education Representative:

Dr. Erica Lembke, Professor and Chair, Department of Special Education-University of Missouri

Higher Education Representative:

Dr. Lisa Robbins, Associate Professor-University of Central Missouri

Higher Education Representative:

Dr. Reesha Adamson, Assistant Professor, Counseling, Leadership and Special Education-Missouri State University

Higher Education Representative:

Shantel Farnan, Assistant Professor/Coordinator of Special Education Programs-Northwest Missouri State University

Higher Education Representative:

Kent Robison, Clinical Educator and Adjunct Instructor-University of Missouri, St. Louis

Elementary Principal Liaison:

Travena Hostetler, Assistant Principal-Farmington R-7 School District

General Education Representative

Angie Currey, Assistant Superintendent of Special Services, Kearney School District

Charter School Representative:

Kari Kraichely, Director of Student Services, KIPP: St. Louis Public Schools

MO CEC Representative:

Dr. Laura Smith, Executive Director of Student Services-Wentzville R-IV School District

MACCE/SEAC Representative

Amy Wilson, Director of Early Childhood Special Education-Columbia Public Schools


LASE Chair-Springfield:  Liz Smith, Director of Special Services-Reeds Spring School District

LASE Representative-Northeast Missouri:  Mary Feldkamp, Special Services-Laplata R-II School District

LASE Representative-Kansas City:  Amy Chappell, Assistant Director of Special Services-Independence School District

LASE Representative-Rolla:  Dr. Stacey Reed, Director of Special Services-Rolla 31 School District

LASE Representative-St. Louis:  Tami Yates, Executive Director of Special Services-Fort Zumwalt School District

LASE Representative-Franklin County:  Christina Harbour, Special Education Process Coordinator-Sullivan School District

LASE Representative-Southeast Missouri:  Mindy Garrett, Director of Special Services-Poplar Bluff R-1 School District


3550 Amazonas Drive

Jefferson City, MO 65109

Phone: (573) 644-7804

Fax: (573) 644-7806

Ms. Phyllis Wolfram, Executive Director

Email: phyllis.wolfram@mo-case.org

Mr. Steven Beldin, Director of Innovation and Learning

Email: steven.beldin@mo-case.org

Ms. Debbi Magnifico, Administrative Assistant/Conference Event Planner

        Email:  debbi.magnifico@mo-case.org

Office Email: office@mo-case.org 

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