Special Education Programs

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Contact Information

Special Education Programs Division Director
Margee Robertson
(307) 777-2870
margee.robertson@wyo.gov
Special Education Systems Administrator, Part B Data Manager
Susan Shipley
(307) 777-2925
susan.shipley@wyo.gov
Dispute Resolution Coordinator
Susan Shipley
(307) 777-2925
susan.shipley@wyo.gov
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Outreach Supervisor
Billie Wortham
(307) 274-1391
billie.wortham@wyo.gov
Vision Outreach Services Program Manager
Leslie Bechtel Van Orman
(307) 857-9267
leslie.vanorman@wyo.gov
Monitoring Supervisor
Sheila Thomalla
(307) 777-6468
sheila.thomalla2@wyo.gov

The Wyoming Special Education Programs Division provides leadership, support, and regulatory guidance to Wyoming educators, parents, and students with disabilities. Our goal is to improve educational and functional outcomes for Wyoming students by providing high quality professional development, technical assistance, data facilitation, and IDEA monitoring services for districts, schools, and families.

WAVES 2021-22

Web-based Academic Vision for Excellence Seminars

WAVES is a series of  1-to-3-hour live presentations delivered virtually by locally- and nationally recognized experts on a variety of topics important to all Wyoming educators.  Administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, and parents can receive ongoing professional development free of charge  by attending the live sessions or by viewing the recorded sessions.   PTSB and STARS credit will be offered for live and recorded sessions.   Winter/spring WAVES sessions will resume in January 2022. 

WAVES 2021-22 Winter/Spring Schedule and Registration

View Archived WAVES Sessions and Materials

Special Education Paraprofessional Training Series

This series focuses on professionalism, ethics, and confidentiality; behavior management strategies; high-leverage practices to support students; and effective teacher-para collaboration strategies.

The Project WIN website is a clearinghouse of the Wyoming Department of Education, Division of Special Education Programs that provides information about special education resources, evidence-based instructional practices, professional development and events to educators, families and other agencies. The website is funded by a State Personnel Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).  

Visit the Project WIN website.