Special Education teachers often find themselves with limited support in learning the ever-evolving special education environment and the complex duties, responsibilities, and roles within that world. The BHSSC coaching system is designed to support district (or combined regional districts) Special Education teachers where they are at, allowing them to be more effective and efficient as they navigate the complicated Special Education landscape. Coaching is geared toward the following: Special Education teachers new to the profession, Special Education teachers new to the state, and/or experienced Special Education teachers needing support as they transition to newly implemented processes and procedures. Support is also available to administrators.

Job Management

  • Understanding the students on your caseload
  • Scheduling
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Effective parent communication
  • IEP planning and meeting facilitation

Developing, Implementing, & Monitoring IEPs

  • Writing a IDEA compliant IEP
  • Using data to guide your IEP decisions
  • Progress monitoring
  • Data collection
  • Least restrictive environment

Teacher Well-Being

  • Handling your stress
  • Working through difficult situations
  • Developing effective communication skills
  • Self Care


  • Selecting research supported practices
  • Differentiating instruction for all learners
  • Developing and implementing specialized skills classes (transition, functional, social)
  • Implementing an alternate curriculum

Administration Support

  • Identification of high qualify special education programming
    • Efficient use of resources
  • SPED data development, organization, and analysis
  • Effectively evaluating Special Education staff
  • Role and responsibilities
  • Avoiding legal issues
  • Providing a continuum of services within your district
  • Locating and utilizing resources

Classroom Management

  • Roles and responsibilities for all environments
  • Implementing effective strategies
  • Setting up an effective classroom environment
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Behaviors

Evaluating for Eligibility

  • Evaluation planning
  • Implemented a multidisciplinary evaluation
  • Evaluation assessment and data collection
  • Report writing
  • Support in evaluation for unique circumstances

Specifically Designed Instruction

  • Instructional interventions
  • Organizing your instruction for all learners
  • Providing feedback on instruction
  • Using data to drive your instructional decisions
  • Locating instructional resources
  • Scaffolding instruction

Collaboration and Co-Teaching

  • Including general educators in the evaluation and IEP process
  • Providing input into general education instruction and planning
  • Collaborative scheduling
  • Special Education focused professional development
  • Collaborative engagement with parents
  • Understanding roles in special education and general education
  • Collaborating with related services providers
  • Breaking down the silos

For more information on how to customize your offering fill out form below, or contact Kyle Laughlin at: 605-394-1876