Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative (WSPEI)
The Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative (WSPEI) is a service for families, educators, and others interested in parent-educator partnerships for children with disabilities.
WSPEI is all about partnerships. Its goal is to help parents and school districts find or create the resources that will help them build positive working relationships that lead to shared decision making and children's learning. It supports increased sharing of information among parents, schools, projects, organizations and agencies through networking meetings, conferences, person-to-person contact, and media. It is based on:
- Support and leadership for parents and local school districts
- Collaboration with the twelve Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESAs)
- Information exchange and referral to other agencies and organizations
- Alignment with and access to state and federal initiatives
Current Information and Events
- Updated information found on the WSPEI website.
- Response to Intervention (RTI) Parent Module on the Wisconsin RTI Web site.
- How to serve on a decision making group
- Monthly Family Engagement Newsletters
To reach WSPEI, E-Mail Caroline Rossing, WSPEI Grant Coordinator, or go to www.wspei.org to help you to:
- Decide what kind of information or assistance you need
- Establish parents on school advisory committees
- Mentor parent liaisons within districts or CESAs
- Learn about reaching agreement between parents and educators
- Find other assistance related to families and special education
WSPEI can also help you:
- Find a family engagement coordinator who is in your school district or CESA
- Find a special agency or organization;
- Find or develop training for parents or educators
- Find or develop educational materials for parents or educators