New Directors’ Leadership Academy (NDLA) is a statewide effort to provide support to education leaders responsible for administering programs and services for students with disabilities. Special education administrators need to be acknowledgeable about effective programming for students with disabilities as well as special education law. The Academy offers a variety of sessions for leaders of special education. The sessions offer content in both compliance and leadership. The Academy will provide administrators with timely topics to help support their efforts in providing effective programs and series for students with disabilities. The Academy consists of six (6) face-to-face meetings during the school year. Opportunities for contact may include webinars, email, and direct contact with the OSES staff. One person will be accepted per school district or agency. All participants will receive hour-for-hour recertification credits. The sessions will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude by 4:00 p.m.