A search is underway to find the next permanent leader for the Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services (ODLSS). As part of the process, we are listening to voices in our community to help inform our search. If you are interested in contributing your ideas and thoughts, please complete the two surveys below.
ODLSS provides the tools and resources to ensure that all students with disabilities receive a high quality public education that prepares students for success. The department is currently being led by retired administrator Dr. Richard Smith.
ODLSS is responsible for student evaluations, creating and monitoring Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), and working with schools, staff, and families to fulfill these plans towards greater student development and achievement. ODLSS uses a data-driven approach to best support the needs of each individual student, and does so in compliance with federal and state regulations regarding special education, including the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Your Voice Matters!
Share what you would like to see in the next Chief of ODLSS. Please take a short survey to help us develop our leadership profile. This is an important first step in the search process.
Got Three Minutes?
Share your quick thoughts on the search process for the next Chief of ODLSS. This three question survey will help ensure the search process centers community needs. This is an important component in the search process, and we appreciate your voice.
Learn about the phases of the search for the next ODLSS chief in the timeline below.
August - September 2023
Stakeholder Input / Community Meetings
Position Posted & Early Recruitment Begins
Leadership Profile Finalized
Qualified Candidates Identified & Confidential Interviews Begin
November - December 2023
Candidate Interviews Complete
Finalist Presented to Board of Education for Appointment