This segment is entitled, “Making It Available: The Role of SELPAs in Shared Service Models," and it features three amazing district leaders with vast experience in SELPA governance.
Dr. Michele Bowers has been a school educator for 30 years and has proudly served as the Superintendent for Lancaster School District in Lancaster, California, for the last 10 years. Working on behalf of a very diverse population of more than 15,000 students in preschool through grade 8, Michele has championed equity for her students and her community through the expansion of new programs, counseling and mental health support, and establishing partnerships to provide resources to address housing, food, and clothing insecurities.
Todd Brose is the proud Superintendent of Red Bluff Joint Union High School District and the Chair of the Tehama County SELPA Superintendents’ Council. Red Bluff Joint Union High School District places an emphasis on positive relationships, diversity, and inclusion. Under Todd’s leadership, the Red Bluff community is committed to recognizing diversity and to making a connection with every student, every day. He has been a longtime advocate for special education, for adequate funding for small and rural communities, and also served on the original One System Task Force.
Linette Hodson is the Chief Business Officer for the Castaic Union School District in the Santa Clarita Valley SELPA. Linette has over 31 years in education, 12 of those years in Keppel School District as Assistant Superintendent of Business Services and then Student Services. She also served 14 years in the Palmdale School District as the Director of Special Education, Principal, Curriculum Resource Teacher, and as a third-grade teacher. Ms. Hodson is an effective communicator and very successful in making complex financial information understandable.