The Transition Improvement Grant (TIG) is intended to provide effective, targeted, and low cost professional development to Wisconsin LEAs in the area of postsecondary transition. The TIG aims to combine the use of the PTP with improving post high outcomes for students with disabilities by combining the WITIG project and WPHSOS project. The grant will continue to focus on Indicator 13 Postsecondary Transition and Indicator 14 Post School Outcomes of students with disabilities.
DPI in collaboration with the CESA Statewide Network conducted interviews in May to fill the 7 new positions statewide. Mary Kampa will continue as the Post School Outcomes Coordinator at CESA 10. Michelle Uetz will be joining Mary at CESA 10 providing Post School Outcomes Outreach statewide. Pam Jenson will be the TIG Data/Grant Coordinator out of the CESA 2 office. The TIG Administrative Assistant will be Tamara Biddle out of the CESA 5 office. The WITIG project will have 4 new regional staff: Southern Region supporting CESAs 2, 3, 5: Brian Kenney out of the CESA 5 office; Western Region supporting CESAs 4, 10, 11: Brenda Swoboda out of the CESA 4 office; Eastern Region supporting CESAs 1, 6, 7: LaNae Jabas out of the CESA 1 office; Northern Region supporting CESAs 8, 9, 12: Kathy Tuttle out of the CESA 9 office. For contact information of new staff please visit: http://www.witig.org/contact-us/.
We are very excited about this new grant team and look forward to serving and connecting with you all in the near future! Please visit our Calendar of Events: http://www.witig.org/calendar.html for grant trainings in 2013-2014. If you have any questions about the TIG please contact Wendi Dawson, Transition Improvements Grant Director at the Department of Public Instruction firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-266-1146.