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 by sending their registration form to: [email]

MO-CASE will then pair the new special education administrator with a veteran special education administrator as a mentor.  The school district’s superintendent must approve the proposed mentor and the mentoring fee 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, the MO-CASE Winter Institute, 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 school district for new special education administrators to enroll in AMP program: $350 per year (for 2 years).

Special Education Administrator Mentor Registration Form

When the registration form is received, MO-CASE will forward the name(s) of potential mentors from your region to the superintendent for consideration. We request superintendent approval for the mentor and the cost ($350 per year, for 2 years) before other contacts are made.

Mentoring Log Form

Leadership Performance Planning Worksheet

(AMP) Planning Worksheet Guidelines

Suggested Mentor/Mentee Topics

(All activities are cross referenced with the AMP Leadership Dimensions)

For more information about the AMP Program of Missouri, you may go to this website: 

If you have any questions regarding the Mentoring Program, please contact our office: or 573-644-7804.

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., M-F


3550 Amazonas Drive

Jefferson City, MO 65109

Phone: (573) 644-7804

Fax: (573) 644-7806

Dr. Terry Allee, Executive Director

Dr. Diane Golden, Policy Coordinator

Sara Clime, Administrative Assistant


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