The ABCs of Budgets for SSA Directors
Lynse Pawelek has served as Executive Director of Atascosa-McMullen Cooperative( AMC) for 11 years. This SSA was established in the late 70s and is located in rural South Texas where approximately 700 students receive a variety of services through shared services. Lynse has been employed by the Pleasanton Independent School District for 37 years. She graduated from Baylor University in 1977 and returned to her hometown of Pleasanton to teach 3rd grade. She took a 5 year break from teaching to concentrate on her four sons, but upon returning to her career, she pursued a Master of Education degree with a concentration in Special Education from Incarnate Word College in San Antonio, Texas. She completed coursework for additional certifications in School Counseling, Generic Special Education, Special Education Counseling and Educational Diagnostician and then added a Mid-Management Administration Certification in 1999. From 1985-1990, Lynse taught Special Education and served on a variety of committees at the campus level and was the Special Education Department Chairperson. She was the campus counselor at Pleasanton Primary School before moving to the Atascosa-McMullen Cooperative in 2000 as Special Education Counselor. She began her role as Executive Director in 2006. She continues to be active in her community and church; however, she prefers her job as “Gaga” to her six grandchildren.
Participants will learn the right questions to ask in order to begin the budgeting process, how to use the answers to those questions to build the budget, and how to systematically check the status of the budget throughout the year. Tools and tips will be included to equip SSA Directors to feel more confident in […]