Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

CASE, as an organization, is committed to practicing and promoting equity in all we do to honor belonging for all.

Diversification of the Special Education Leadership Workforce Task Force

Across the nation, policymakers seek to diversify the educator workforce to ensure students engage with educators who share their identities. In light of this need, CASE issued a call for applications to create a valuable resource to support the field in diversifying the special education leadership workforce. The call resulted in the identification of the Diversification of the Special Education Leadership Workforce Task Force (DSEL-TF). Eighty percent of the Task Force were people of the global majority and included representation from the LGBTQ+ and the disability communities along with many other intersectional identities. The DSEL-TF was charged with thoroughly examining the challenges associated with addressing this complex topic in a sustainable manner. To achieve this target, the task force was divided into three sub-committees focused on one section of the report. What follows is a report detailing the work, findings, and recommendations of the Task Force.


The Work Continues!

In light of the recommendations of the DSEL-TF, CASE designated a DEI Work Group to develop recommendations and action steps which, upon completion, will be presented to the CASE Executive Committee. 

Members of the active DEI work group include:
  • Erin Maguire (VT), CASE Past President 
  • Nora Boettcher (AZ), CASE Publications Chair
  • Dr. Lynn Clayton-Prince (VA), CASE Member-At-Large
  • Dr. Angie Balsley (IN), CASE Policy and Legislative Chair
CASE Staff
  • Dr. Brigid Bright, CASE Associate Executive Director
  • Myrna Mandlawitz, CASE Policy and Legislative Consultant