Patricia Williams is a consultant with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction who works in the area of special education procedural compliance. She is the coordinator for the State IDEA complaint process and is the liaison to the Due Process Hearing System. Patricia is a former WDPI liaison to the WI Special Education Mediation System. She served as one of the CADRE Exemplar Wisconsin Coordinators for development of the Wisconsin Exemplar Profile development.

The interviews below were conducted in 2010 as part of CADRE's Exemplar Initiative.

Clip 1: What is the one thing you know now that you wish you had known when you began your job?

Clip 2: Wisconsin's stakeholder council is a national model for stakeholder involvement. How has Wisconsin benefited from active stakeholder participation?

Clip 3: Wisconsin's Special Education Mediation Services (WSEMS) is a model for bringing together three distinct perspectives. It produces high mediation use and agreement rates. Tell us a bit more about WSEMS and the partnerships it represents.

Clip 4: Over the last five years, Wisconsin made significant efforts to improve the timelines of your written state complaint reports. Almost all of them are now completed within 60 days. What do you attribute to this?


Contact Information:

Patricia Williams
WDPI Consultant
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
PO Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707-7841