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The ESE Advisory Council and the School District of Palm Beach County, Exceptional Student Education Department are hosting an ESE Fall Family Forum and Resource Fair on November 14, 2013 at John I Leonard High School from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The focus of this forum will be “Helping Your Child be Successful in School through Common Core Standards.”


The guest speaker will be Dr. Monica Verra-Tirado, Ed.D, who was appointed as Chief of the Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services within the Florida Department of Education in February, 2012.  She is responsible for Florida’s implementation and general supervision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004), coordinating Florida’s State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report, and managing the distribution of IDEA Part B and Part B Preschool grants. Dr. Verra-Tirado provides leadership in numerous PreK–12 statewide initiatives and oversees an array of discretionary projects.

Dr. Verra-Tirado is committed to collaborative partnerships among families, school district personnel, and agency representatives to ensure that Florida’s educational programs meet the needs of ALL students. She facilitates the State Advisory Committee for the Education of Exceptional Students (SAC). Dr. Verra-Tirado looks forward to communications with legislators, instructional leaders, agency partners, and parents.

Before joining the Bureau, Dr. Verra-Tirado gained extensive experience at the classroom, school, and district levels.  Most recently she served as director of exceptional student education in the Pasco County School District.

To register, please contact Ms. Marilyn Segura-Orozco at 561-434-8740. You can also register by sending an email to

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