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Attracting and Retaining Special Education Professionals – Bonus Episode with BlazerWorks

In this episode, Erin Hoganson, Special Education Advisor at BlazerWorks, joins me to discuss strategies for attracting and retaining special education professionals for schools and districts. You’ll also hear about the importance of fostering community and belonging, being proactive in supporting educators’ needs, and leveraging technology tools for connection.

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Tips on Attracting and Retaining Special Education Professionals

  • Create a sense of belonging in your school community.
  • Look for ways to be proactive to address educator needs.
  • Use technology tools like text messaging and video conferencing to stay connected.
  • Examine the role professional development can play.


This episode is sponsored by BlazerWorks. A Special Education Advisory Service Provider with over three decades of experience in the education industry, BlazerWorks’ mission is to elevate special education in the United States by providing advisory services and support to districts and school-based professionals. To learn more about BlazerWorks, please visit


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Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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