Committed to excellence… Improving outcomes for all students


We believe that…

  • All students are entitled to a safe, inclusive learning environment where they are respected and valued for their unique talents, experiences, and needs, where appropriate programs and supports result in successful, fulfilling school and life experiences.
  • Evidence-based practices and data-based decisions made through a formal problem-solving process improve student learning and achievement.
  • Timely intervention to address identified needs maximizes the opportunity for student success.
  • Collaborative partnerships among home, school, and community result in positive outcomes.
  • Employing highly-qualified, dedicated staff is essential to achieving positive student outcomes.
  • Quality professional development related to evidence-based practices is necessary to keep the organization fluid and moving toward positive outcomes.


LADSE is a special education cooperative that collaborates with its member districts to provide high-quality, evidence-based programs and services that result in positive outcomes for students.


LADSE will serve its member districts, responding to their collective needs, by…

  • providing vision-driven leadership in educating diverse learners
  • offering a continuum of quality programs and services that result in positive student outcomes and successful transitions to adult life
  • offering high-quality and timely professional development to LADSE and district staff
  • managing available fiscal and personnel resources to ensure the highest value for all concerned

Executive Director and Directing Board’s Goals