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Renae Azziz Ed.S., NCSP, of Virtuoso Education Consulting LLC to Deliver Keynote Address at the TCASE Great Ideas Convention.


Indianapolis, Indiana (November 7, 2011):


Renae Azziz Ed.S., NCSP, a renowned national professional development consultant and CEO of Virtuoso Education Consulting LLC has been invited by TCASE to deliver the keynote address for the Great Ideas Convention to be held January 17th 2012.  Her Keynote will focus on Reducing the Need and Use of Punitive Disciplinary Practices. Special Education Directors from across the state of Texas and other  prominent figures from the field of special education field will grace this occasion. TCASE, or Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education, is a society that comprises nearly 1200 professionals from the field of special education. The society is committed to the promotion of excellent support service for students who have special needs. This is certainly a matter of great pride and recognition for Azziz, and her Indiana based professional development consulting firm. Speaking of the invitation, she stated that “This is a great honor for us to have ourselves associated with a prestigious body like TCASE. I am looking forward to sharing what I have learned from research and practice with my colleagues in Texas. I would like to thank TCASE for giving me this opportunity”.  Renae Azziz is a well known figure in the field of professional development. She has been successfully supporting educators all over the country by providing professional development in the areas of  Culturally Responsive Practices, Data Based Decision Making, Positive Behavior Support, Response to Intervention, and Disproportionality. Renae is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and graduate of Indiana University.   


The three day long Great Ideas Convention will take place in Austin, Texas from January 17th through the 19th 2012.  In addition to the Keynote address, Renae will also present a breakout session, titled, " Attitudinal and Policy Barriers to Addressing Disproportionality and Achieving Equity".  During this presentation, she will be reviewing relevant data pertaining to the status of disproportionality  around the Texas region, barriers that restrict these issues from being addressed, and guidelines to address ethnic and racial disparities. Interested participants can register at TCASE.org. To learn more about the registration process, please visit https://m360.tcase.org/event.aspx?eventID=34278.


Renae Azziz Ed.S., NCSP is CEO at Virtuoso Education Consulting LLC, a professional development firm that empowers educators on best practice in the K-12 market. Her team helps educators meet AYP goals and resolve disproportionality issues.  She is author of many best-selling professional development products. Visit www.virtuosoed.com or contact us at ed@virtuosoed.com or razziz@virtuosoed.com .

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