TN DOE Technical Assistance Project
For more than 20 years, the ETSU Center of Excellence in Early Childhood Learning and Development has -
disseminated, collected, and analyzed surveys from families and parents of children, birth to age 21, who receive special education services in Tennessee. The surveys are disseminated annually to families to assess the effectiveness and parents' level of satisfaction with special education services. Results and feedback from families are shared with the Office of Special Education in the US Department of Education. The ETSU Technical Assistance Project staff are responsible for printing and disseminating these surveys using online platforms as well as hard copy surveys that are delivered through school districts and USPS.
If you have received a survey from the ETSU Center of Excellence in Early Childhood Learning & Development and have questions or concerns please contact Rachael Tocci.
Rachael began working as the Coordinator for the ETSU Technical Assistance Project in August 2019. Rachael holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Tennessee. She graduated with honors from Clemmer College at East Tennessee State University with Master’s Degree in Special Education and was recognized as the Outstanding Special Education Student of the Year in 2011 by the faculty of Clemmer College.
During graduate school at East Tennessee State University, Rachael was the Program Coordinator for the Positive Behavior Support Initiative Project. In this role, she implemented school-wide positive behavior support programs in schools throughout northeast Tennessee with the goal of improving school climate and decreasing discipline office referrals.
Rafaella is a Graduate Assistant from the Brand and Media Strategy program assisting Rachael with collection and analysis of the TN DOE and TEIS surveys.
For additional information about Tennessee's Early Intervention System click TEIS.
For more information about Special Education resources in Tennessee click here.