CEEDAR Session Title: Inclusive Leadership and High Leverage Practices:

The Picture within the Picture Embedding High Leverage Practices

within the Educational Communities

There is an emergence of teacher-based practices being emphasized in special education pre-service/in-service teacher preparation programs. An example of teacher-based practices is the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) in collaboration with the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform (CEEDAR) Special Education High Leverage Practices (HLPs). HLPs which includes evidenced based practices are designed to improve positive student academic and behavioral outcomes across content areas, grade levels, and student abilities within Multi-Tiered Systems of Support. The four domains of HLPs’ are collaboration, assessment, social and emotional behavior practices and instruction. This session will provide an overview of how the HLPs within the four domains can be implemented within classroom educational communities. The presentation will also provide insight on how the discussion of HLP implementation can take place at the building level through professional learning communities facilitated by K-12 administrators and teachers. 





Dr. William Hunter is an associate professor of special education at the University of Memphis. Since 2010, Dr. Hunter has provided professional development/consultation for day-treatment programs, charter schools, and public schools within the states of Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas. Dr. Hunter’s background includes working as a special education teacher in urban schools located within the Greater Cincinnati area for 12 years and as a special education administrator for 2 years. He has worked mainly with students with mild to moderate exceptionalities and worked as a residential mental health intervention specialist for 9 years at several youth residential facilities. He has over 25 publications and 100 international, national, regional and local presentations in the topics of classroom management, active engagement, and culturally relevant pedagogy. 




Dr. Sheryl Cowart Moss is a Clinical Associate Professor at Georgia State University, where she directs the Advanced Programs in Educational Leadership. In March 2019, she received the Outstanding Faculty Service to the Profession award from the College of Education and Development at Georgia State for her national work to promote inclusive leadership. Dr. Cowart Moss is Past President of the Council of Professors of Instructional Supervision (COPIS), and an Implementation Specialist for the Council for Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the CEEDAR Center. As part of this work, Dr. Cowart Moss co-led a national topical action group whose mission is to infuse inclusive leadership practices into leadership preparation programs across the country.

Dr. Cowart Moss is also Past President of the Georgia Educational Leadership Faculty Association (GELFA) and a member of the Board of Directors for the Georgia Association for Educational Leaders (GAEL). She received the Exemplary Service Award from GAEL in 2018. 




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