Mission

Supporting special education leaders today and in the future.

Vision

GCASE provides educators professional development, resources and scholarships to enhance the quality of services for students with disabilities.

Letter from the President

Welcome to the Gulf Coast Administrators of Special Education Homepage!  As president of the organization for the 2016-2017 school year, my goal is to build future leaders in special education.  As a current/future leader in special education, please consider becoming a member of GCASE.  Membership benefits include access to resources, professional development and networking.   Thank you for your commitment and dedication to supporting students with disabilities and their families.  If you are interested in becoming more involved with our organization, please contact me or Retta Jones, Operations Manager, at rettasc@msn.com.

Wishing you a successful 2016-2017 school year!

Loree R. Bruton, Ed.D.                                                                                                                                                                                 Associate Superintendent, Federal and Special Programs, Alvin ISD

The Starfish Flinger

As the old man walked the beach at dawn, he noticed a young man ahead of him picking up starfish and flinging them into the sea. Finally catching up with the youth, he asked him why he was doing this. The answer was that the stranded starfish would die if left until the morning sun. “But the beach goes on for miles and there are millions of starfish,” countered the other. “How can your effort make any difference?” The young man looked at the starfish in his hand and then threw it to safety in the waves. “It makes a difference to this one,” he said.

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