Emerging Issues for Effective Leadership of Special Education Services: The Shifting Sands of Success
Dr. Frances Stetson is President of Stetson & Associates, Inc., an educational consulting firm specializing in supporting systems change in schools – with a focus on inclusive practices, closing the achievement gap, differentiated instruction and quality standards for instruction and leadership. She is also the Executive Director and sponsor for the Inclusive Schools Network, a website that offers free resources, blogs, and articles on emerging topics in education. This site was recognized in 2015 as one of the top five websites on inclusive education.
Frances began her career as a teacher of students with visual disabilities. She has also worked for the Texas Education Agency addressing the needs of students with severe disabilities. During seven years in Washington, D.C., Dr. Stetson conducted research and national training for the US Department of Education and the Office for Civil Rights on least restrictive environment/inclusion. She also authored the first Report to Congress regarding IDEA. After forming Stetson and Associates, Inc. in 1987, Dr. Stetson and her staff have supported thousands of school districts and state departments in implementing quality education services across the US, and in several foreign countries.
Dr. Stetson is a frequent keynoter and is known for her focus on students, practical strategies, and systems change.