Insights from Women Leaders in Special Education
Here at eLuma, we are committed to giving back to the special education community-at-large. One way we want to do this is by presenting regular webinars. We choose from a wide range of topics and speakers that can provide valuable insights, knowledge, and utility to the participants.
This is the first webinar in our eLumanated Special Education series. This special webinar features the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) President-elect, Dr. Mary Lynn Boscardin, CCC-SLP, and Dr. Kerry Weir. In their presentation, they discuss their research and insights on women & leadership in special education. Specifically, they address ideas that can help all school leaders better understand the benefit of collaborative-relational leadership when addressing many of the challenges associated with special education and education in general.
Dr. Mary Lynn Boscardin is a former President of CASE and continues to serve on the Executive Committee; she is also the Past-President of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Dr. Boscardin is currently a professor in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Kerry Weir, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of Exceptional Education & Learning and co-chair of the Joint Faculty-Administration Applied Learning Task Force at SUNY Old Westbury. Dr. Weir’s research focuses on educational leadership, preparation and retention of special education teachers, and issues of social justice in education. Collaborating closely with the Applied Learning Coordinator, Dr. Weir is committed to creating access to authentic learning experiences for students on campus and in the field.