Welcome to Special Education-Office of School Leadership




    The Office of School Leadership operates to ensure all Washoe County School District schools attain the highest standards of educational excellence. As a result, all WCSD schools will demonstrate substantive annual progress with all served student groups.  As students transition to new schools and experiences, either within the PreK-12 system or as they matriculate from the system, they will demonstrate readiness for the academic and life challenges ahead of them.

    Mission Statement

    The day to day mission of the Office of School Leadership and our Options Area departments is to support and supervise all WCSD schools to ensure that the learning and social-emotional needs of each student are being met. This includes support for students, teachers, principals, all staff, and families. It further requires strong advocacy on behalf of our schools and in turn holding each of our principals and department leaders accountable to high professional expectations.        


    alternate diploma guide Do you need information on the various Diploma Options for your student? There are now three options: the Standard Diploma, the Alternative Diploma, and the Adjusted diploma. Click below for more information on the Nevada Alternative Diploma. 

    NV Alternative Diploma Implementation Guidance

    For more information on specific credit guidance in academic content areas or NVACS Connector Standards Click Here







    IEP Reflective Roadmap

    The Office of Student Services is pleased to Announce that the Reflective Roadmap is now available for Families and Staff online and from individual school sites. The Roadmap is a tool to help guide parents and guardians through the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process.

     This document is provided in an effort to assist families and staff in creating a comprehensive and collaborative Individualized Educational Program. The Roadmap gives the opportunity for families to reflect on their student's needs, concerns, and goals for the future.


    Topics of Interest                                                                           

    For more information, click on the image(s) below. 
     IEP Plans Parent Resources OSS Departments  Family And School Partnerships
     504 Plans  New to WCSD FAQs


  • Executive Assistant 
    to Jen Van Tress
    Area Superintendent, Special Education
    (775) 789-4659
    Executive Assistant 
    to Angela Flora
    Special Education Program Director
    (775) 789-4633
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