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Jan 28, 2019 @ 8:00AM -
Jan 29, 2019 @ 5:30PM


email info@capses.com
phone (916)-447-7061
Administrator Training Day
921 11th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814


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Event Details

CAPSES Administrator Training Day and Legislative Day provide a focused set of learning sessions relevant for nonpublic school administrators and service providers.  Administrator Training Day features a wide variety of professional learning opportunities including:

  • Commission on Teacher Credentialing (JUST ADDED!)
  • CAPSES Governmental Affairs Committee
  • CAPSES Expert Panel on Contract Negotiations
  • Workers Compensation: 2019 Forecast and Regulatory Update for Private Schools, Agencies and Behavioral Sciences

A networking event concludes the day, allowing attendees the opportunity to unwind and make valuable connections with Nonpublic School and Agency Administrators from across the state.

Legislative Day includes a legislative update, an update by the California Department of Education, lunch with CAPSES Board of Directors and visits with key members of the California State Senate and Assembly.  

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Administrator Training Day  Session Descriptions and Bios 

CTC Update on Special Education Credentialing and Teacher Grant & Residency Program

Experts from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing will cover essential changes impacting special education.  William Hatrick, an instrumental player in guiding the commission through special education credentialing, will provide an overview of the changes to the credentialing structure developed over the past several years.   Cara Mendoza, integral to implementing the Teacher Grant and Residency Program will address questions regarding the Teacher Residency Grant Programs including the amount of funding per resident, matching funds requirements, costs for running the programs, elidable expenses and funding allocations.

Carla Mendoza, Commission on Teacher Credentialing
William Hatrick, Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Update on Policy-Related Issues & What's Instore for Special Education Under California's Newly Elected Governor

Lee Angela Reid, Partner at Capitol Advisors, LLC, and CAPSES Governmental Affairs Committee, team up to address the latest on state and federal policy related issues impacting nonpublic schools and agencies.  Topics include an update from Capitol Advisors, touching on newly elected Governor Gavin Newson’s initial budget proposal and a forecast for special education under the new administration.  The Governmental Affairs Committee will highlight potential legislation, the impact of past legislative policies, and provide an overview of recent CAPSES actions. 

LEE ANGELA REID joined the advocacy team at Capitol Advisors Group after spending 23 years in the State Capitol working on K-12 education issues. Ms. Reid served as a consultant on state and federal education issues in the Senate Office of Research, providing analysis and advice to legislators and legislative staff on K-12 education policy issues and trends.  Ms. Reid served as the K-14 education consultant to the Vice-Chair of the Senate Education Committee, Senator Bruce McPherson from 2001 to 2004.  She is a graduate of UC Davis with bachelor’s degrees in International Relations and Spanish. In December of 2017, Lee Angela was named Partner at Capitol Advisors, LLC.

RYAN EISENBERG has been a special education professional for over 17 years.  During his career Ryan has been a teacher, administrator, and a non-profit leader, helping to design and develop programming for some of our communities most complex learners.  As the Executive Director of AchieveKids, Ryan remains dedicated to helping build inclusive communities where his students can thrive.  Ryan earned his doctorate from the University of Southern California, conducting research on the efficiency of special education outsourcing, investigating public-private partnerships to meet the needs of students with complex disabilities.   Beyond his role with as at AchieveKids, Ryan is on the board of directors for CAPSES, where he serves as the chairperson of the Governmental Affairs Committee.  Ryan also serves on the Board of Trustees for Pacific Oaks College and belongs to state focus groups focused on advocacy and equity in education for all students.

TERESA MALEKZADEH is Executive Director of Beacon School in San Jose where she has worked for 30 years.  She has served on several key workgroups including Behavioral Intervention Stakeholder Work Group (BIP).  She currently serves on the California Private School Advisory Committee that ensures that private schools are given the opportunity for personal development through Title funding; Stakeholder Work Group that assists the California Department of Education to provide oversight of the technical assistance and motoring to LEAs regarding the AB 114 Transition Work Group and the Mental Health Work Group that continues to provide guidance for LEA’s and parents to ensure that all students mental health needs are addressed and met.  Teresa has been a CAPSES board member since 2000, during which time she has served as president, events committee chairperson, Region 7 representative and continues to support CAPSES members on various statewide issues.

RICHARD SCHNETZER has served as a Special Education Teacher, Special Education Program Administrator, and Business Services Coordinator for the Mardan School in Irvine, California since 1966.  He has also served as an Independent Consultant in his firm, R.C. Schnetzer & Associates, since 1989.  Mr. Schnetzer has established long-standing relationships with the California Department of Education, as well as many public-school districts, County offices, and special education local plan areas (SELPA);.  Mr. Schnetzer served as a member of the California Department of Education, Personal Qualifications Workgroup, from 2007 to 2012.  Mr. Schnetzer served twice as CAPSES President from 1983-1985, and 2003-2005; He was the Governmental Affairs Chair of CAPSES from 1985 to 2003. Currently, Dick serves as the Governmental Affairs Consultant for CAPSES, an organization that he has been a member of CAPSES since 1971. 

Workers Compensation:  2019 Forecast and Regulatory Update for Private Schools, Agencies and Behavioral Sciences

The session will address the proposed classification code for Special Educational Services for Children and Youth.  Presenters will provide an overview of the proposed code changes, the potential impact on private schools, agencies &  behavioral services and a status update from the Insurance Commissioner on the proposed changes.

LYENG IA-BOSEMAN has over 15 years of insurance industry experience, focusing her efforts in working with Middle Market businesses and specializing in two core practices: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and law firms. Her ABA practice focuses on protecting ABA businesses and employees while making their resources stretch further through strategic consulting on loss control, workers compensation, and claims analysis. Clients relying on her to be their trusted advisor include BECA, Love 2 Learn, Central Valley Autism Project and FirstSteps for Kids, just to name a few.  Her law firm specialization derives from her time spent working directly with a global placement of insurance programs for international law firms such as O’Melveny & Myers, Sheppard Mullin, and Paul Hastings, as well as, boutique firms like Kabateck Brown Kellner and Roxborough Pomerance & Nye. She has successfully negotiated multi-layered international E&O programs with carriers in London, Bermuda, Switzerland, and the United States.

KEVIN MUI has been working in the insurance field for the past decade specializing in workers compensation and risk management with a multi-industry background.  He received his adjuster training through Liberty Mutual’s Workers Compensation Program and progressed to a senior adjuster managing national market accounts prior to transitioning to the Broker side where he further honed his skillset in risk management.  He mitigates the costs of potential and existing claims with preventative risk management techniques and provides ongoing claims advocacy for his clients. 
Kevin has a background in financial advising and obtained his Life & Health license, along with the Series 6 and 63 securities licensing.  He graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration.


CAPSES Expert Panel on Contract Negotiations 

CAPSES leadership will provide an interactive moderated panel discussion on the “in-and-outs” of negotiating rates and potential contract language with school districts and SELPAs.  Members of the panel will represent both northern and southern regions of the state, as well as both Nonpublic Agencies and Nonpublic Schools.  The panel members have many successful experiences in negotiating mutually agreeable results with various districts and SELPAs throughout California.  They will share their experience and advice in “what to do,” and just as importantly, “what not to do,” in negotiating with your contracting districts and SELPAs.

  • Topics covered will include:
  • Discussing Daily Rate (NPS’s)
  • Techniques for discussing Related Services Rates (NPS’s/NPA’s)
  • Cooperative/Collaborative discussion techniques
  • When to move to the “next level,” in the negotiation process

CHRIS HOLMES M.S.,  holds a Master of Science in human resource management from Golden Gate University in San Francisco and a Bachelor of Science in communication, with an emphasis on public relations and advertising, from Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis. Chris joined Spectrum Center in 2000 as the quality assurance coordinator. During his service with Spectrum, he has been promoted to the roles of human resources director, director of operations, assistant vice president of operations, VP of Operations and now serves as senior vice president of operations. He is responsible for daily activities, oversight of schools and legislative policy. Chris also serves on a California nonpublic schools and agencies board of directors and formerly functioned in the role of president for that board.

JASON BOLTON Psy.D., has over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families with histories of abuse and neglect, social-emotional challenges, and developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorder and learning differences. He holds a B.A in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma, an M.S. in Applied Behavioral Studies from Oklahoma State University, and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Alameda. He is The Help Group’s Vice President of Programs and previously served the agency as Clinical Director and Chief Psychologist. Dr. Bolton's expertise includes effective leadership of diverse work groups, innovative program development, and responsible fiscal oversight of quality programs.  Dr. Bolton is a proud father of triplet girls and, as a parent-consumer of developmental and special education services frequently refers to his family as a glowing example of the power of early intervention.  Bolton serves as Finance Chair of the Board of Directors of the California Private Special Education Schools and Agencies.

RAY RICHARD, M.S.,  is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Valley High School and Learning Center located in the Greater Los Angeles Area.  Founded in 1987, Ray currently operates two nonpublic schools, Dubnoff School and Hawthorne Academy.  Ray has been CAPSES board member since 2001.  He served as President from 2007 to 2009, as chair for the CAPSES Membership Committee and as Los Angeles Area Region Representative.  Ray’s leadership skills have been instrumental in leading his region in negotiating master contracts with LAUSD and the Greater Los Angeles Area SELPAS (GLAAS).

ED DANSKIN, Ed.D. has over 35 years in the field of Education, with over 19 years working in special education. Ed has held a variety of positions in LAUSD, including ten years as director of nonpublic agencies as well as extensive consulting experience with nonpublic agencies. Danskin received his Doctorate in Education from UCLA in leadership and Organizational Change in 1995. Ed serves on the CAPSES board of directors as the membership chair.

EDWARD AMEY, M.S., joined Total Education Solutions in the summer of 2014 as Managing Director for the Institute for the Redesign of Learning. A southern California native, born and raised in the San Fernando Valley area, Edward earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from U.C. Santa Barbara in 1992 and a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology and Counseling at California State University, Northridge in 1995. He has been in the education and social services arenas for 15 years, in addition to having worked in the Information Technology industry for six. Edward brings many years of experience in leadership, team-building and program administration. He has been a Supervisor and Project Coordinator for the Children’s Bureau of Southern California, working in the Foster Care and Adoption divisions. Edward has served as a Foster Care Social Worker, Case Manager and Direct Care Counselor/Crisis Interventionist for local non-profit mental health organizations and a Non-Public School.  For several years he served as the Executive Director of the Lutheran High School Association of Southern California.  He has a passion for working with children and teens, and a desire to see every individual reach their potential and live a life of purpose.

Administrator Training Day Schedule

Monday, January 28, 2019
921 Eleventh Street, Suite 300, Sacramento, CA 95814

8:30 am:   Check-In
9:00 am:   Welcome
9:15 am to 10:45 am: Update on Policy-Related Issues & What's Instore for Special Education Under California's Newly Elected Governor
10:45 am:  Break
11:00 am to 12:30 pm:   CTC Update on Special Education Credentialing and Teacher Grant & Residency Program
12:30 pm:  Lunch
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm:  Worker's Compensation:  2019 Forecast and Regulatory Update for Private Schools Agencies and Behavioral Services
2:30 pm:  Break
2:45 pm to 3:45 pm:  CAPSES Expert Panel on Contract Negotiations
4:00 pm to 5:15 pm:   Wine and Networking Reception:  Sponsored by: The Bolton Company

Legislative Day 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
California State Capitol, Hearing Room 113
Sacramento, CA 95814
9:00 am:  Meet and Greet 
9:15 am to 10:15 am:  California Department of Education Update
10:15 am:  Break
10:30 am:  Talking Points
11:00 am:  Legislative Appointments
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm:  Lunch at Capitol Advisors Conference Room (located at 925 L Street, across the street from the Capitol)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm:  Legislative Appointments
3:30 pm:  Recap at Capitol Advisors Conference Room (located across the street from the Capitol)




The 2018-2019 school year has brought changes to nonpublic school and nonpublic agency state certification laws, policies and procedures. This session will offer a CDE perspective on how the California Department of Education, Nonpublic Schools/Agencies Unit (also known as the FMTA VI Unit) has implemented these changes and how NPS and NPA have responded to the changes in the 2019 annual renewal applications for state certification, on-site review cycles, monitoring, and compliance. The presenters will also give an update on the demographics of nonpublic schools and agencies, changes in CDE personnel, and CDE/CAPSES mutual issues of concern regarding state certification.

Tina Tranzor is the Education Administrator for the Focus Monitoring and Technical Assistance (FMTA) IV Unit, with a specialization on Nonpublic schools and Agencies in the Special Education Division at the California Department of Education (CDE). She started working at CDE in May, 2015 and assumed this role since December, 2016. She worked as an Education Consultant for the FMTA III Unit on a variety of subjects including special education, correctional facilities and juvenile court schools.

Tina brings a wealth of professional and personal experience to this position as a former district administrator, assistant principal, principal, instructional coach, general education inclusion teacher, and mother of a child with learning differences.

Tina holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from The University of California at Berkeley, a Juris Doctorate Degree from The University of Iowa College of Law and an Education Specialist degree from Union University. She has spent more than two and a half decades working in education with a focus on equity in education and advocating for students with disabilities.

Thomas Williamson has worked with the Department of Education since 2008, beginning with supporting Supplemental Educational Services, a Title I program that allowed districts in Program Improvement to contract with before- and after-school tutoring providers. He also was responsible for fiscal administration of other Title I programs including the School Improvement Grant, Regional System of District and School Support, and Homeless Education/McKinney-Viento. 

Thomas joined the Special Education Division (SED) to work on the Nonpublic Agency certification program in 2014. Prior to working with special education programs at the state-level, he also has experience working as a student aide in middle and high school settings, as well as acting as a Cub Scout leader for students with disabilities. Since joining SED, he has worked to develop internal policies and procedures, assisted in the development of policy and technical assistance resources, participated in the legislative process, and fostered strong lines of communication between CDE, legislators, constituents, and stakeholders.


Where to Stay

Hyatt Regency Sacramento

1209 L Street, Sacramento, CA  95814

(916) 447-1234


Sheraton Grand Hotel

1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA  95814

(916) 447-1700


The Citizen Hotel

926 J Street, Sacramento, CA

(916) 447-2700


The Holiday Inn Sacramento, Capitol Plaza

300 J Street, Sacramento, CA  95814

(916) 446-0100


Transportation from the Airport

Downtown Sacramento is a short ten-minute drive from Sacramento International Airport. Below are transportation options to and from the Airport.   


Yellow Cab Co. of Sacramento - (917) 447-2222

SuperShuttle - (916) 648-2500

Sacramento Airport Shuttle - (916) 234-6884



Dining & Shopping

Continental Breakfast is provided with Administrator Training Day, and lunch is provided on both days. Downtown Sacramento has a vibrant restaurant scene offering an extensive variety of dining options.  Go towww.sacramento.downtowngrid.com to plan your dining experience while in Sacramento. 


Fun Things to Do

Take the Wide-Open Walls Tour.  Wide Open Walls is Sacramento's celebration of public art and promotes great cultural understanding and appreciation amongst diverse groups. You won't be disappointed! Go to:  www.wow916.com

Old Town Sacramento is a thriving shopping dining and entertainment district located on the west end of Downtown Sacramento and within walking distance.  Go to: www.oldsacramento.com for more info.


The Crocker Art Museum is the first public art museum founded in the Western United States and is now one of the leading art museums in California.  Go to:  www.crockerartmuseum.org for more info.  Sacramento is home to many events and festivals throughout the year. Go to: www.sacramento365.com