Educational Services

Ed Services. Giving our best to the best!

Region 9 provides broad-based educational services to support children and families in member school districts. These services include both general and special education supports through direct services, technical assistance, and professional development.

Special Education and Related Services Support

Region 9 supports member districts with the provision of special education and related services, guiding compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and New Mexico Administrative Code (NMAC).

This includes: 

  • Providing ongoing professional development
  • Collaborating regularly with Special Education Directors
  • Completing comprehensive evaluations, as outlined in NM TEAM
  • Participating in Eligibility Determination Team (EDT) meetings
  • Attending Individual Education Program (IEP) meetings
  • Providing related services (e.g., Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech/Language Pathology, Social Work, School Psychology, Nursing)

General Education Supports

The R9 Educational Service Department offers training and support to ensure that general and special education teachers and principals meet the educational requirements of their district and the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED). Our department is dedicated to providing various general education best practices to enhance the success of our member districts.

This includes access to:

  • Professional Development (District PD Request Form) - Professional development provides additional support in teacher mentorship, curriculum alignment, lesson planning, common core state standards, NM teacher evaluation, crisis prevention, instructional coaching, student assistance team, Section 504, and positive behavior interventions and supports, among other educational regulation requirements for general and special education.

  • Digital Learning Coach Supports - R9 also houses an education tech specialist who provides personalized professional development services to our member districts. This tailored approach helps educators integrate technology in schools effectively, ensuring their unique needs are met.

  • Child Find Screenings - Region 9 Child Find support is a collaborative effort. It includes free screenings for member districts’ community children and aspires to increase efficiency and collaboration between early childhood program providers, community resources, and school districts. Together, we work towards locating, identifying, and evaluating children at risk for developmental delays.

  • Native American Liaison - Details coming soon.