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39th Annual Special Education Administrators' Conference

  • Sunday, September 18, 2016
  • 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016
  • 1:00 PM
  • TanTarA Resort


  • All former Distinguished Service Award Winners receive a free fall conference registration.
  • If you are retired special education educator, you can register at the flat rate of $100.00.
  • The discounted rate of $275 is only available if the $70 supporter fee is paid.
  • $70 annual supporter fee + $245 conference fee

To receive the lowest price for the conference; pay the $70 supporter fee and the lowest conference rate of $245 (total of $315). Supporter fee will allow you to have reduced conference rates for the Winter Institute, Spring Law Conference and access to the MO-CASE Award Winning Newsletter, The Director, five times per year plus the SAC Legislative Bulletin weekly during the legislative session.

Registration is closed

The 2016 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.  These sessions were developed as part of the survey results we obtained.

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.  MO-CASE's business meeting will also be during this time.  All registered attendees are welcome to attend!

Monday morning’s General Session will begin with dynamite Keynote Speaker, John Hodge.  Directly following Dr. Hodge, 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.

Strands include:  Dyslexia in schools, Transition, Multi-Tiered System of Supports, Law, Instructional Strategies, Behavior/Mental Health, ECSE, and Autism.


Monday, September 19, 2016

John Hodge

John received his Bachelor of Science           degree from North Carolina A&T State University where he graduated with honors. He later received his Master of Arts degree from Chapman University. John completed his academic and professional preparation by earning a Doctor of Education degree from   Virginia Tech where he conducted extensive research on factors that contribute to the  academic success and/or failure of impoverished children. What sets Dr. John W. Hodge apart in the field of education is his well-documented ability to put research and theory into everyday practice in rural, urban and suburban schools. Dr. Hodge has helped educators in elementary, middle and high schools make the necessary changes to help all children meet and exceed rigorous academic standards. He is truly one of America's most respected new voices in education.

Prior to starting his career in education, Dr. Hodge distinguished himself in the service of our country with the 7th Infantry Division of the United States Army. He is known as a master teacher and staff developer.

Dr. Hodge's career has been defined by assisting students and teachers overcome obstacles and achieve goals. He has served as an inspirational speaker across the United States and has been a guest lecturer at Christopher Newport University, Hampton University, North Carolina A&T State University and George Washington University. Dr. Hodge is a trained facilitator for the (SREB) Leadership Initiative Modules “Leading Assessment and Instruction” and “Creating a High Performance Learning Culture”, and a trained assessor and facilitator in the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) “Developing the 21st Century Principal” program.

Dr. Hodge is a frequent speaker for elementary, middle and high school student assemblies. His presentations are often “the spark” for schools in their quest to meet and exceed state/federal accreditation standards and implement strategies for continuous improvement. Dr. Hodge is an expert in helping schools create and sustain academic excellence.

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and a PDF copy of the registration form!

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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