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This library contains CADRE resources as well as State, Lead Agency and Parent Center resources. Please note that CADRE makes no endorsement of the State, Lead Agency and Parent Center resources included here, nor of any policies, procedures, processes, or documents specific to any item.

Melanie Reese has been the Dispute Resolution Coordinator for the Idaho State Dept. of Education since 2010. As a Professor Emeritus from Boise State University (1995-2009), she serves on the BSU Dispute Resolution Graduate Program’s Advisory Council and teaches courses in mediation, negotiation, and facilitation of groups in conflict, and has co-authored two textbooks: Mediation Theory and Practice and Personal Conflict Management . Previously, Melanie was the Faculty Ombudsman for the College of Western Idaho and served on the Executive Board of the Idaho Mediation Association. She has a...
Nina Meierding has been involved in the conflict resolution field for over 30 years and has mediated over 4,000 cases. She has provided training in over 45 states, as well as internationally. Nina has been involved in the field of special education for over four decades, receiving her Masters in Special Education in 1977, teaching in a residential program and a public school resource program, serving as an attorney for parents, as a mediator for the California State Department of Education, as a trainer of special education mediators, and most recently as the mediation partner for the...
Patricia McGinnis holds a degree in education from the University of Minnesota and has over twenty years of teaching experience. She has been the Coordinator of the Minnesota Department of Education's Special Education Mediation Service since 2001, assuring access to the federally required mediation process and Minnesota's facilitated IEP meetings. In addition, she is a statewide trainer of leaders in special education on communication, due process and facilitation of IEP meetings and presents to parents, advocates, the Minnesota's State Bar Association, county social workers, professors,...

VT - Mediation Evaluation Form

WA - Tracking and Processing a Mediation Request

WI - Agreement to Participate in Mediation Form

WI - Closing out a file on mediation request when one party refuses to mediate

WI - Complaint letter to district and parents re: extension for mediation

WI - Differences between Mediation and IEP Facilitation Power Point

WI - Effective Participation in the Sped Mediation Process (Manual)

WI - Letter acknowledging that both parties have requested mediation and assigns mediator

WI - Letter to both parties assigning a mediator

WI - Letter to inform other party that a request for mediation has been filed

WI - Mediation Confidentiality Regulations

WI - Mediation Confidentiality Statute

WI - Mediation Evaluation - Attorney Survey Report

WI - Mediation Evaluation - Mediator Survey Report

WI - Mediation Evaluation - Participant Survey Report

WI - Mediation Evaluation - Participants' Perception of Mediator Survey Results

WI - Mediation Evaluation - System Trends

WI - Mediation Intake and Screening Information Form

WI - Mediation System Trends - Perceptions of Participants, Mediators & Attorneys

WI - Mediator Application Form

WI - Mediator Assignment Letter

WI - Mediator Roster Candidate Training Application

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