Director of Recruitment and Retention
Tel: (602) 542-4831
Director of Professional Development
Tel: (602) 364-2066
The Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD) Unit provides professional development for staff working with students with disabilities and assists Arizona schools with recruitment, preparation, and retention of highly qualified special education personnel.
Please visit the Directors Institute page for more information.
Click here for information about the 2012 Directors Institute. The program at a glance and presentation materials will remain on this website until July 1, 2013.
First Annual ADE Special Education Teacher Conference:
Common Core Connections and Collaborations
July 11 – 12, 2013
Please visit the Teacher Conference page for more information.
To enhance personnel development, CSPD provides varied training opportunities for educators/schools working with students with disabilities. Trainings include professional development models that achieve high results for implementation. School teams for our trainings must include the building administrator, a special education teacher, and a general education teacher. Other team members are selected based on the needs of the school or the specific training. CSPD designs their trainings to follow the National Staff Development Council Guidelines.
CSPD works to bring qualified applicants to Arizona. We sponsor the Arizona Education Employment Board (AEEB) a website that brings districts/charters and applicants together. It lists the positions available statewide. Weekly updates are sent to everyone who registers on the site. We sponsor the annual Great Arizona Teach-In, a job fair for all districts/charters in Arizona. Our marketing brings over a thousand applicants from around the country. We are involved in numerous ongoing recruitment efforts and designs for increasing the number of qualified candidates to fit the needs of Arizona.