Special Education Parents and Teachers,
It's time to fix IEPs, together.
Can You Imagine...
Never second-guessing yourself at the IEP table again!
At your next IEP meeting, while squished into a room over-filled with laptops, IEP papers, and coffee cups, you will NOT be agonizing over IEP decisions!
Instead, before the meeting, everyone on the IEP team will have worked together to share data and create a draft IEP. During the meeting, the conversations will stay calm and collaborative. After the meeting, you'll sleep well knowing you've done your best at the IEP table.
If you're a Parent at the IEP table...
You've done all the google searches and read all the books on how to be the best advocate for your child, but it's tough. You never know if you're making the right decisions or if you should be asking for more. All the rules of Special Education are overwhelming and frustrating!
You're done crying over IEP meetings and getting bad advice in Facebook groups while trying to figure out what IEP goals your child should have or what school they should go to.
If you're a Teacher at the IEP table...
The stress of IEPs is not what you signed up for when you became a Special Education teacher. You want what's best for your students, but the red tape of the system, plus staff shortages, and pure exhaustion from all your teacher duties have you questioning if you're doing the right things for your students.
You need to be able to build IEPs that work for your students, in your school, with your resources. You don't have the time or energy for conflict at the IEP table. You know you need to work together with parents, but building trust between home and school is so hard!
You know that feeling you get when you know there's going to be IEP conflict...
Yeah, we don't like that feeling either!
We know it's 100% possible for parents and teachers to work together without fighting and overwhelm.
The Master IEP Coach® Mentorship is the ONLY IEP training program
where EVERYONE on the IEP team learns together!
You'll learn to become a Master IEP Coach® along the side of 50% parents, 50% teachers. and 100% collaboration!
How do you get IEP Help and become a Master IEP Coach®?
Enroll in the Master IEP Coach® Mentorship. You decide if you want to complete the program by yourself or join us in the Master IEP Coach® Network so we can help you!
Join us for weekly IEP Huddles. Every week Master IEP Coaches® gather online to share resources and celebrate WINS!
Complete All Four Modules. EVERYTHING is accessible on your schedule. Go as fast or slow as your time allows.
What will you learn in the
Master IEP Coach® Mentorship?
Master IEP Coach® Foundations
Advanced IEP trainings to build a meaningful IEP. You will NOT find these strategies on google!
- Finally, understand the Right Way and the Wrong Way to Create an IEP Paper Trail. Get dozens of templates and step-by-step guidance to help you do this right!
Learn 5 Things Everybody Forgets to Check in the IEP. You'll never miss these steps again!
Discover how to Finally Get a YES at the IEP Table, even after a hundred No's, without 3 hour Iong meetings.
BONUS: Build your step-by-step plan on how you can use your skills as a Master IEP Coach® to help others and get paid for your IEP expertise. Teachers, you can keep your day job. Parents, you won't have to memorize IEP laws.
Master IEP Coach® Strategies
No more crossing your fingers at the IEP table and hoping it all works out!
- Know exactly what you need to do before, during, and after the IEP meeting so you can sleep soundly at night knowing you did everything right.
- How to recognize a red flag before it becomes a burning fire that takes the entire IEP team off track.
- Inclusion Plan Blueprints! Inclusive classrooms and schools are possible!
BONUS: Learn all the tools it takes to build income and impact as a Master IEP Coach® beyond your current role at the IEP table. Build your own website showcasing your new IEP skills, grow your social media connections, and so much more!
Master IEP Coach® Leadership
Ever feel like the IEP process is stuck in the 1980's? It is! The world has changed and now we need to upgrade our IEP writing from the inside out.
- Learn IEP goal writing for the Real World. IEPs aren't about just following the curriculum. We've got so much more to conquer than counting pennies!
- Focus on Strength-based IEP writing to help every child show off their awesomeness while reaching the next milestone.
- Master decision-making with confidence. From curriculum to therapies to placements, you can do this!
BONUS: How to decide what services you want to offer to help other parents or teachers and what to charge. Master IEP Coaches® do so much more than sit at IEP tables!
Master IEP Coach® Troubleshooting
Ever walk out of an IEP meeting and think... what did we just accomplish?
- It's time to cut your IEP prep time by 50% and stop letting IEPs take over your life!
- What to do when your District simply does NOT have the resources a child needs.
- Learn how General Education teachers can make or break a child's school day.
BONUS: We'll show you exactly what it looks like to work full-time or part-time helping others through the IEP process. You're going to love helping others build IEPs!
BONUS! It's time to STOP struggling through Special Education and surround yourself with others who "get it".
We want to meet you at the next online Master IEP Coach® Mentorship Huddle!
- Every week Master IEP Coaches® meet up online to share WINS and RESOURCES.
- We know you're busy... yes, there's a replay! You get IMMEDIATE access to last week's Huddle. You'll be able to jump right in.
- Prizes! Yes, we even give away swag every week to the one lucky Master IEP Coach® each week!
What Master IEP Coaches® Have to Say...
Take it from their experience...
You Might Be Wondering...
Do I need a degree to become a Master IEP Coach®?
How do I access the Mentorship + Network
How do I get paid as a Master IEP Coach®?
How much time does this take?
Is this a certification?
Does this count for CEU's and can my school pay for me?
Is this a long-term commitment?
Hi! I'm Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed
And I'm completely obsessed with digging into special education solutions with parents, teachers and IEP teams everyday.
I grew up as a special needs sibling, my brother has Down syndrome. I see the IEP table from the perspective of the family.
I became a special education teacher, determined to change the world from the inside of my classroom. I see the IEP table from the perspective of the school team.
For 25+ years I've been working for both parents and teachers, helping EVERYONE work together to create IEPs with less stress and more results.
I've consulted with parents + IEP teams through hundreds (probably thousands, I stopped counting after the first decade) of IEP meetings since 1996. I've seen what is possible for a child's future when we design a child's IEP for the real world and I can teach you how to make it happen!
If you sit at an IEP table, You Belong Here!
Sign up by May 26th and
Get a Master IEP Coach® T-Shirt Sent Right to Your Door!
Special Education Parents and Teachers...
You're not alone!
Master IEP Coaches® have sat at thousands of IEP tables covered in coffee cups, laptops, and Kleenex.
We know what it's like to be burnt out, exhausted, and hitting dead ends no matter which way you turn.
But, we've flipped the thinking at IEP tables, got rid of endless meetings with no results, and can't wait to help you do the same!
Master IEP Coaches® are Creating an Impact!
We're getting noticed in our Special Education community as positive change-makers! We are so grateful for companies partnering with us and supporting our mission to prepare every child for further education, employment, and independent living through a collaborative IEP process.
IMPORTANT: I, Catherine Whitcher (founder of the Master IEP Coach® Mentorship), am not a lawyer and will not be giving legal advice. Neither I, nor the IEP experts inside of the Mentorship teach how to file state complaints or due process.
This mentorship will focus solely on strategies to support families and schools through the IEP process who are NOT in critical situations.
This mentorship is ONLY right for you if you are looking to be a ridiculously awesome leader of the IEP process through positive interactions, creating appropriate paper trails, and knowing what surprising questions you need to ask + solutions you need to find to help a child go farther than anyone ever thought possible.
The entire Master IEP Coach® Mentorship is based on helping children receive an appropriate education to meet their unique needs, and to prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living... as stated in the purpose and findings of IDEA law, but if you're looking for all the legal jargon and you want to memorize all the legal cases to prove your point, becoming a Master IEP Coach® is not the path for you.
Things we have to say to not get in trouble...
As with any online program, your results as a Master IEP Coach® may vary based on your level of effort, personal qualities, knowledge, skills and so much more. Catherine Whitcher and the Master IEP Coach® program are not responsible for your success or failure. We are confident that we are providing you with an awesome experience and toolbox to help you achieve the highest level and the parents & teachers you've seen here are examples of what is possible. If you have any questions about the program and if it's right for you, please do not hesitate to send an email to [email protected]