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Effective Practices Staff

MO DESE's Effective Practices staff coordinate various programs designed to meet the special needs of children, youth, and adults with disabilities in the areas of professional development, state school outreach coordination, state improvement grant management, technical assistance, and parent training.

Effective Practices Contact Information

Telephone: (573) 751-0187   
(573) 526-5946  


Ginger Henry, Director
(573) 751-0625

Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO)

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
RPDC Special Education Consultants

Tiered Models of Support

Missouri Collaborative Work

Beth Bashore, Assistant Director

(573) 751-2512

MAP-A and MAP Testing and Accommodations

Missouri Integrated Model (MIM)

RPDC Special Education Consultants
Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (MO SW-PBS)

MO SW-PBS Summer Institute

Tiered Models of Support

Barb Gilpin, Assistant Director

(573) 751-7661

Check and Connect

Community Transition Teams (CTTs)

Dropout Summit

Missouri Interagency Transition Team (MITT)

Missouri Transition Liaisons

National Dropout Prevention Center
Postsecondary Transition

Project SEARCH

Transition Summer Institute

Transition Coalition

Community of Practice

Transition Outcomes Project (TOP)

Vacant, Supervisor

(573) 751–0601

Blind Skills Specialists

New Directors' Academy

RPDC Special Education Consultants

John Stains, Supervisor

(573) 751–0225

Dropout Prevention

Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT)

High Quality Professional Development
Postsecondary Transition

Dana Desmond, Program Specialist

(573) 751-0186

DESE Support Staff

General Questions

Data Requests

Web Application Technical Assistance

Regina Miller, Administrative Assistant

(573) 751–0187

DESE Support Staff

General Section Questions

Task Force on Blind Student Academic and Vocational Performance