Making It Happen - The Podcast Series

Recent partnership between SELPA Administrators of California and the Coalition for Adequate Funding for Special Education has allowed us to highlight the essential roles SELPA plays in the field of special education.  Episodes are available on Apple, Buzzsprout, and Spotify, and additional episodes will be posted as they are made available.  Our hosts are Mindy Fattig, Executive Director of the Humboldt-Del Norte SELPA, and Leah Davis, Executive Director of the Riverside County SELPA.  Click either the images or the episode titles to listen!

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Making It Count:  The Role of SELPA in Special Education Finance

Guests:   Eddie Davidson, Director of Fiscal Student Services, Fresno County SELPA and Charter SELPA; Robert McEntire, Director of Management Consulting Services, School Services of California; Anjanette Pelletier, Associate Superintendent of Special Education/SELPA, San Mateo County SELPA
Run Time:  59:22     Transcript
Released:  October 13, 2021


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Making An Impact:  The Role of SELPA in the Statewide System of Support

Guests:   Heidi Hata, Director of System Improvement Leads, El Dorado County Office of Education; Alex Gonzalez, Executive Director of Special Education, San Jacinto Unified School District; Melanie Hertig, Executive Director, Irvine Unified School District SELPA
Run Time:  59:56     Transcript
Released:  November 3, 2021


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Making It Better:  The Role of SELPA in Dispute Resolution and Prevention

Guests:   Katie Castruita, Parent and Community Advisory Committee Chair, East Valley SELPA; Cali Binks, Superintendent, Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District; Dr. Patty Metheny, Chief Administrative Officer of the East Valley SELPA
Run Time:  54:43     Transcript
Released:  November 18, 2021


Making It Available:  The Role of SELPA in Shared Service Models

Guests:  Dr. Michele Bowers, Superintendent, Lancaster School District; Todd Brose, Superintendent, Red Bluff Joint Union High School District; Linette Hodson, Chief Business Officer, Castaic Union School District
Run Time:  52:33     Transcript
Released:  December 1, 2021



Making It Possible:  The Role of SELPA in Ensuring Equity

Guests:  Dr. Adam Clark, Superintendent, Mt. Diablo Unified School District; Dr. Mary Montle-Bacon, Professional Consultant, Presenter, and Technical Assistance Facilitator; and Dr. Deborah Montoya, Senior Director, Imperial County SELPA
Run Time:  37:55     Transcript
Released:  December 13, 2021





A Ghysels Group Production
Producer:  Aaron Benton
Executive Producers:  David Benson, Maurice Ghysels, and Patty Metheny
Audio Engineer and Music:  Daniel O'Leary
Hosts:  Leah Davis and Mindy Fattig