Supporting special education leaders today and in the future.


Membership Benefits

GCASE provides educators professional development, resources and scholarships to enhance the quality of services for students with disabilities.
  • Network of professionals who provide support, ideas and understanding.
  • Resources, resources and more resources.
  • Professional learning through conferences and retreats.
  • Mentoring
  • Scholarship opportunities.
  • Opportunities for leadership at the regional level.
  • Conference discounts.
  • GCASE Membership Form

Belief Statements

  • We believe special education administrators influence change to improve outcomes and opportunities for students with disabilities.
  • We believe educators seeking advancement in special education benefit from quality professional learning, scholarships and resources.
  • We believe students with disabilities deserve high quality educators.

Primary Conferences

The GCASE Fall Forum is a retreat for current or aspiring special education administrators that is held annually in October at Camp Allen in Navasota.  Focus of the GCASE Fall Forum is to expand networking opportunities, share resources, address current trends and topics in special education and renewal. October 16-18, 2019

The GCASE Law Conference is held at the Houston Galleria in December of each year.  It is intended for principals, assistant principals and special education personnel.  Focus of the GCASE Law Conference is to keep administrators up-to-date on the legal requirements in special education and aware of any legislative updates. December 13, 2019.
GCASE Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon is a luncheon held at the end of each school year and the location varies.  This is open to all current GCASE members.  Focus of the GCASE Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon is to honor retirees, review updated elections for the GCASE Board and begin preliminary planning for the Fall Forum and Law Conference.  TBA, June 2020
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Upcoming Events

GCASE Summer Meeting  – June 13, 2019

Fall Forum – October 16 – 18, 2019

GCASE Law Conference – December 13, 2019

GCASE Fall Forum Registration – Now Open

Fall Forum Registration Flier - Oct, 2019 Registration is open for the Fall Forum. Please use the attached form to pay by check, or follow the link to use a credit card for payment. Registration Options Dues & Reg., Single Room, 2 nights $435.00 USD Dues &...

Director of Federal and State Programs Vacancy

Position open in Stafford MSD - For contact information -

GCASE Summer Luncheon

GCASE Summer Luncheon June 13, 2019 11:45 am - 2:00 pm Silver Sycamore GCASESummerLuncheon 2019

The GCASE Scholarships Information and Application

Friday, February 1, 2019, information regarding the GCASE Memorial Scholarships will be posted. Completed applications are due by March 26, 2019. Please refer back to this page on Friday for more information.

GCASE Law Conference Registration Now Open

The GCASE Law Conference is now open for registration. It will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the Westin Galleria Hotel. To register by check, use the attached registration form. To register by credit card, please call the GCASE office until online...

Law Conference Registration to Open Last Week in October

LC savethedate 2018 Registration for the December 13th Law Conference will be available the last week in October.  Please refer to the attachment for topic information.  Check back...

Fall Forum Registration – Now Open

GCASE Fall Forum Registration (2) - 2018 Please use this registration form to reserve your spot for the GCASE Fall Forum in Navasota, Texas.  Checks and Purchase orders accepted.  Email form to or mail it to GCASE, 6500 Long Drive, Houston, TX....

Fall Forum Registration Opens Monday, Sept 17th

The GCASE Fall Forum will be held October 24-26 at the Camp Allen Conference Center in Navasota, Texas.  Registration Information will be posted Monday on this site and through email.  You can also email for more information.

Congratulations 2018-19 GCASE Executive Board

The GCASE Executive Board and Regional Reps were recently named at the Summer Business Meeting & Luncheon held recently at the Rainbow Lodge.  Please welcome to the team: President - Laurie Rodriguez (Dickinson ISD) President Elect - Lorin Furlow (Brazosport ISD)...

GCASE Summer Business Meeting and Luncheon

GCASESummerLuncheon 2018) Join us June 14th for the annual business meeting and luncheon held at the Rainbow Lodge, 2011 Ella Blvd, Houston. RSVP to...
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