SPEDTalk with Pam & John

SPEDTalk with Pam & John

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Welcome to SPEDTalk with Pam Humphrey & John Bullion. For the past 36 years, Pam’s work in Special Education in Texas has been integral in statewide efforts regarding Inclusive Practices and Transition Services. As a Special Education Teacher, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Special Education Director, John C. Bullion has prioritized moving from a compliance based educational system to one that embraces each and every child in support of improving student outcomes. Let’s Elevate the Conversation about special education by Celebrating the People and Organizations making it happen for kids


Small and Rural Schools Network Shines Bright in The Lone Star State
Oct 27 • 33 min
In this episode of SPEDTalk, Pam and John are joined by two of our favorite folks. We are excited to sit down with Jam Page, Director of SPED at ESC Region 15 and Tammy Utter, Field Service Agent (and former ESC SPED Liaison Extraordinaire) also from ESC…
SPED Leaders Leveraging Relationships and Developing Capacity
Oct 26 • 44 min
In this episode of SPEDTalk, Pam and John discuss what it means to be an effective SPED Administrator, Shifting from Compliance to Outcomes, and the Importance of Student Self-Determination with the Director of Special Education at Connally ISD (Laurie…
Aggie ACHIEVE Elevates Higher Inclusive & Immersive Education Opportunities
Oct 26 • 47 min
In this episode of SPEDTalk, Pam, John, and Amy head on out to Aggie Land to learn all about A&Ms Aggie ACHIEVE Program from a couple of Aggie Students, Lexi and Miguel. Joining them to talk all about this unique to Texas four year college experience are……
Meet TEAs Dynamic Duo, Jacob & Ramonda: Review. Support. Unify!
Sep 26 • 56 min
In Unity there is Power! In this episode of SPEDTalk with Pam & John, get up to speed on a few of the changes occurring within the State Education Agency (TEA) in the Department of Special Education through the efforts of the Review and Support Division.…
Ideas, Information, & Resources for Campus Administrators: The Beginning, Middle, and End
Aug 29 • 41 min
In this episode of SPEDTalk, Pam, John, and Amy connect with Lisa Kirby and Kelly Joseph from ESC Region 20 in San Antonio, Texas. Lisa and Kelly have developed an impressive catalog of online webinars for administrators in addition to a web page on the…
Resources and Reflection with Evan Heckmann
Aug 29 • 41 min
In this episode of SPEDTalk, Pam and John sit down with fellow Liaison, Evan Heckmann from ESC Region 10 to discuss resources and reflect on the evolution of the special education liaison role in Texas. In his first three videos in a series called “10…
Transition Redefined: The Student-Centered Transitions Network
Aug 29 • 60 min
In this episode of SPEDTalk, Pam and John celebrate the amazing work of The Student-Centered Transitions Network (SCTN). Listen in as Dr. Vickie Mitchell (Sam Houston State), Susie May (TEA), Kayla Daniel (ESC Region 12), Townsley Tayebianpour (ESC Region…
SPEDTalk Live & Interactive at TCASE 2019
Jul 26 • 31 min
In this Live & Interactive Special Edition Episode of SPEDTalk, Pam and John sit down with passionate educators from across the state of Texas to discuss the shift from a compliance heavy system to the Results Driven Accountability that has been adopted…
Lorraine Speaks: Autism Awareness
Jul 26 • 34 min
In this episode of SPEDTalk, Pam and John sit down with Lorraine Klim, ESC Region 4 Special Education Liaison. Listen as Lorraine shares her passion for improving services for students with autism. Her efforts to create an Exemplar Autism Continuum speaks…
Celebrating Contributions: Interactive at TCASE
Jun 23 • 45 min
In this episode of SPEDTalk, Pam and John crash the offices of the Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education (TCASE) in Austin, Texas. Joining them around the table are Theresa Parsons (Executive Director), Ginger Meyners (Deputy Director), and…
What’s So Special About Special Education?
Jun 23 • 49 min
In this episode of SPEDTalk, Pam and John sit down with Cody Martin and Dr. Coral Wilkens to discuss why special education is so important in the lives of the children who recieve special education services. As educational models and paradigms shift, the…
Special Extended Edition: Ultra Accessibility at Morgan’s Wonderland
May 17 • 62 min
Let’s Elevate the Conversation! In this Special Extended Edition of SPEDTalk, Pam and John sit down with Ron Morander to discuss his role as the Chief Operating Officer at Morgan’s Wonderland. They also had the opportunity to talk with Nikki Young…
Even Steven Prater from TEA is SPEDTalking
May 17 • 30 min
In this episode of SPEDTalk, Pam and John are hanging out with Steven Prater from the Texas Education Agency. That’s right, Even Steven Prater from TEA is SPEDTalking about his his role as the Technical Assistance Manager in the Division of Special…
SPED Literacy with a Twist
May 17 • 29 min
In this episode of SPEDTalk, Pam & John are joined by ESC Liaisons from Regions 10 & 13 as they elaborate on a collaborative project they are working on called Reading and Writing Connections for SPED Literacy. Come along as they discuss changes to the…
SPEDTalking with Justin Porter
Apr 12 • 29 min
Let’s Elevate the Conversation! In this episode of SPEDTalk, join Pam & John as they talk with Dr. Justin Porter, State Director of Special Education at the Texas Education Agency, about his vision for Special Education in Texas. @spedtalk2020 <———Twitter…
The Calm Before The Storm
Apr 5 • 28 min
Let’s Elevate the Conversation! In this episode of SPEDTalk, Pam Humphrey and John Bullion introduce themselves to listeners and discuss the role of special education liaisons. The following resources are also shared. Big Changes <——-Transition App Link…